costusroot

noun cos·tus·root \ˈkȯstəs, ˈkästəs+\

Definition of costusroot

  1. :  the fragrant root of an annual herb (Saussurea lappa) native to Kashmir that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery, in sachets, and for preserving furs

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Origin and Etymology of costusroot

Greek kostos costusroot + English root


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