costusroot

noun

cos·​tus·​root
ˈkȯstəs,
ˈkästəs+
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Greek kostos costusroot + English root

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“Costusroot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/costusroot. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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