African cubeb


Definition of African cubeb

: the fruit of a tropical African shrub (Piper clusii) tasting like black pepper and used to adulterate it

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First Known Use of African cubeb

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“African cubeb.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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