cubeb

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cu·beb

noun \ˈkyü-ˌbeb\

Definition of CUBEB

:  the dried unripe berry of a tropical shrub (Piper cubeba) of the pepper family that is used as a spice

Origin of CUBEB

Middle English quibibe, cubebe, from Anglo-French quibibe, cubibe, from Medieval Latin cubeba, from dialect Arabic kubāba
First Known Use: 14th century

cu·beb

noun \ˈkyü-ˌbeb\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CUBEB

: the dried unripe berry of a tropical shrub (Piper cubeba) of the pepper family that was formerly used medicinally when powdered for its effect on mucous membranes especially as a urinary antiseptic and to treat chronic bronchitis

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