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costusroot


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  costusroot 
  n  :  annual  herb  of  the  eastern  Himalayas  (Kashmir)  having  purple 
  florets  and  a  fragrant  root  that  yields  a  volatile  oil 
  used  in  perfumery  and  for  preserving  furs  [syn:  {Saussurea 
  costus},  {Saussurea  lappa}] 




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