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cubeb


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cubeb  \Cu"beb\  (k?"b?b),  n.  [F.  cub?be  (cf.  It  cubebe,  Pr., 
  Sp.,  Pg.,  &  NL  cubeba),  fr  Ar  kab?bat.] 
  The  small  spicy  berry  of  a  species  of  pepper  ({Piper 
  Cubeba};  in  med.,  {Cubeba  officinalis}),  native  in  Java  and 
  Borneo,  but  now  cultivated  in  various  tropical  countries.  The 
  dried  unripe  fruit  is  much  used  in  medicine  as  a  stimulant 
  and  purgative. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cubeb 
  n  1:  spicy  fruit  of  the  cubeb  vine;  when  dried  and  crushed  is 
  used  medicinally  or  in  perfumery  and  sometimes  smoked  in 
  cigarettes 
  2:  tropical  southeast  Asian  shrubby  vine  bearing  spicy 
  berrylike  fruits  [syn:  {cubeb  vine},  {Java  pepper},  {Piper 
  cubeba}] 
  3:  a  cigarette  containing  cubeb  [syn:  {cubeb  cigarette}] 




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