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cu·beb

 (kyo͞o′bĕb′)
n.
1. A tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine (Piper cubeba) having spicy, berrylike fruits, heart-shaped leaves, and small flowers in cylindrical spikes.
2. The dried, unripe, berrylike fruit of this plant, used in perfumery, pharmaceuticals, and commercial flavorings.

[Middle English cubebe, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cubēba, from Arabic dialectal kubāba, variant of Arabic kabāba.]

cubeb

(ˈkjuːbɛb)
n
1. (Plants) a SE Asian treelike piperaceous woody climbing plant, Piper cubeba, with brownish berries
2. (Biochemistry) the unripe spicy fruit of this plant, dried and used as a stimulant and diuretic and sometimes smoked in cigarettes
[C14: from Old French cubebe, from Medieval Latin cubēba, from Arabic kubābah]

cu•beb

(ˈkyu bɛb)

n.
the spicy fruit of an East Indian climbing shrub, Piper cubeba, of the pepper family.
[1250–1300; Middle English cucube < Anglo-French, Middle French < Medieval Latin cubēba < Arabic kubābah (classical Arabic kabābah)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cubeb - spicy fruit of the cubeb vinecubeb - spicy fruit of the cubeb vine; when dried and crushed is used medicinally or in perfumery and sometimes smoked in cigarettes
cubeb cigarette, cubeb - a cigarette containing cubeb
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
cubeb vine, Java pepper, Piper cubeba, cubeb - tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine bearing spicy berrylike fruits
2.cubeb - tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine bearing spicy berrylike fruits
genus Piper, Piper - type genus of the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing tropical shrubs
pepper vine, true pepper - any of various shrubby vines of the genus Piper
cubeb - spicy fruit of the cubeb vine; when dried and crushed is used medicinally or in perfumery and sometimes smoked in cigarettes
3.cubeb - a cigarette containing cubeb
cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, fag, butt - finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
cubeb - spicy fruit of the cubeb vine; when dried and crushed is used medicinally or in perfumery and sometimes smoked in cigarettes
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Daphniphyllum macropodum (Saxifragales: Daphniphyllaceae), Litsea cubeba (Laurales: Lauraceae).
citriodorum, heracleum, Leafy Paris, panax japonicus, notoginseng, litsea cubeba, Galeola lindleyana, Mongolian snakegourd, Baijiegu, dendrobium, Xianxi'eyu, riparian greenbrier, lily of the yantze valley, root of subprostrate sophora, rattlesnake plantain, begonia fimbristipula Hance, Panshegui, spreading hedyotis herb, Morrison knotweed, Sarcandra Glabra, Folium Pyrrosiae, ciliate bugle, field-balm, moonwort and snakeroot etc.
The plants Saraca asoca, Withania somnifera, Piper cubeba, Abroma augusta, and Rauwolfia serpentina were combined and administered with iron for treatment of irregular menstruation, burning sensations in the uterus, and uterine disorders.