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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