buchu

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bu·chu

 (bo͞o′ko͞o, byo͞o′kyo͞o)
n.
Any of various southern African shrubs of the genus Agathosma, especially A. betulina and A. crenulata, whose leaves are used as a mild diuretic and also yield an aromatic oil used for flavoring.

[Afrikaans boegoe, probably from Zulu bucu, perhaps ultimately of Khoikhoi origin.]

buchu

(ˈbuːkuː)
n
(Plants) any of several S African rutaceous shrubs of the genus Barosma, esp B. betulina, whose leaves are used as an antiseptic and diuretic
[C18: from a South African Bantu name]