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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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Evaluation of seven essential oils identifies cubeb oil as most effective attractant for detection of Xyleborus glabratus.
For example, the cubeb was known as kababa, a good Arabic derivation related to kubba "ball" and, of course, kabab "kebab," originally referring to the round balls of meat cooked upon skewers.
Spent juniper berries, lemon peels, grains of paradise, coriander, cubeb berries, orris root, almonds, cassia bark, licorice and angelica are burned with other organic matter to create the heat needed to distill gin.
Spent juniper berries, lemon peels, grains of paradise, coriander, cubeb berries, orris root, almonds, cassia bark, licorice, and angelica are burned with other organic matter to create the heat needed to distill gin.
The couple use ingredients native to or commonly used in Africa like baobab fruit, cashew nuts, alligator pepper cubeb and hibiscus flowers to produce a twist on a range of common sauces like ketchups, savoury jams and relishes.