Kava Definition

A plant (Piper methysticum) of the pepper family, with an aromatic odor: its roots and rhizomes have narcotic properties.
Webster's New World
An intoxicating drink made from the roots, for use in certain rituals.
Webster's New World
A dietary supplement derived from the roots of this plant, used as a sedative.
American Heritage
  • kavakava

Origin of Kava

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Tongan acrid, kava

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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