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1. A grass (Vetiveria zizanioides syn. Chrysopogon zizanioides) of tropical India, often planted to control erosion and widely cultivated for its aromatic roots, which yield an oil used in perfumery.
2. The essential oil obtained from the roots of this plant. Also called vetivert.

[French vétiver, from Tamil veṭṭivēr : veṭṭi, worthless + vēru, useless.]


1. (Plants) a tall hairless grass, Vetiveria zizanioides, of tropical and subtropical Asia, having aromatic roots and stiff long narrow ornamental leaves
2. (Plants) the root of this plant used for making screens, mats, etc, and yielding a fragrant oil used in perfumery, medicine, etc
[C19: from French vétiver, from Tamil vettivẽru]


(ˈvɛt ə vər)

1. the long, fibrous roots of an East Indian grass, Vetiveria zizanioides, used for making hangings and screens and in perfumery.
2. the grass itself.
[1840–50; < Tamil veṭṭivēr]
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