Kava meaning

kä'və
A cultivated shrub (Piper methysticum) of the Pacific islands, having heart-shaped leaves. It is widely grown for its roots, which contain psychoactive chemicals.
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A narcotic beverage prepared from the roots of this plant, used traditionally for social and religious purposes.
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A dietary supplement derived from the roots of this plant, used as a sedative.
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A plant (Piper methysticum) of the pepper family, with an aromatic odor: its roots and rhizomes have narcotic properties.
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An intoxicating drink made from the roots, for use in certain rituals.
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A plant from the South Pacific, Piper methysticum.
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An intoxicating beverage made from the kava plant.
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Origin of kava

From Tongan kava, in turn from Proto-Polynesian *kawa