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kava


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kava  \Ka"va\,  n.  [Polynesian.]  (Bot.) 
  A  species  of  {Macropiper}  ({M.  methysticum}),  the  long 
  pepper,  from  the  root  of  which  an  intoxicating  beverage  is 
  made  by  the  Polynesians,  by  a  process  of  mastication;  also 
  the  beverage  itself  [Written  also  {kawa},  {kava},  and 
  {ava}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kava 
  n  :  (Polynesian)  an  alcoholic  drink  made  from  the  aromatic  roots 
  of  the  kava  shrub  [syn:  {kavakava}] 




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