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vetiver

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noun vet·i·ver \ˈve-tə-vər\

Definition of vetiver

  1. :  a tall perennial grass (Vetiveria zizanioides) of southeastern Asia cultivated in warm regions especially for its fragrant roots which are used especially in woven goods (as mats) and in perfumes; also :  its root



Origin and Etymology of vetiver

French vétiver, from Tamil veṭṭivēr


First Known Use: circa 1858


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