Cubeb meaning

kyo͝o'bĕb'
A tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine (Piper cubeba) having spicy, berrylike fruits, heart-shaped leaves, and small flowers in cylindrical spikes.
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The dried, unripe, berrylike fruit of this plant, used in perfumery, pharmaceuticals, and commercial flavorings.
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A cigarette made from the crushed dried berries, formerly smoked to relieve catarrh.
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A tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine (Piper cubeba) having spicy, berrylike fruits, heart-shaped leaves, and small flowers in cylindrical spikes.
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The dried, unripe, berrylike fruit of this plant, used in perfumery, pharmaceuticals, and commercial flavorings.
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The tailed pepper, Piper cubeba; an Indonesian plant cultivated for its berries and essential oil.
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Origin of cubeb

  • Middle English cubebe from Old French from Medieval Latin cubēba from Arabic dialectal kubāba variant of Arabic kabāba
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French cubèbe, from Arabic كبابه (kabābah).
    From Wiktionary