cubeb

noun cu·beb \ 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

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Origin and Etymology of cubeb

Middle English quibibe, cubebe, from Anglo-French quibibe, cubibe, from Medieval Latin cubeba, from dialect Arabic kubāba


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cubeb

noun cu·beb \ ˈkyü-ˌbeb \

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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