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cubeb

Pronunciation: kyu'beb

Definition: The dried unripe, nearly full-grown fruit of Piper cubeba (family Piperaceae), a climbing plant of the West Indies, used as stimulant, carminative, and local irritant; cubeb oil has been used as a mild urinary antiseptic.

[Ar. and Hindu, kababa]

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