Definition: A Fijian drink made from the powdered root of Piper methysticum (family Piperaceae); excessive drinking of it causes a state of hyperexcitability and a loss of power in the legs; chronic intoxication induces roughening of the skin and a state of debility.
Synonym(s): kava2, kava kava, yanggona
See Also: methysticum
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