faham

noun
fa·​ham | \ ˈfäˌhäm \
plural -s

Definition of faham

1 : the leaves of an orchid (Angrecum fragrans) of Réunion and Mauritius used in France as a substitute for Chinese tea
2 : the plant that produces faham leaves

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History and Etymology for faham

French, from a native name in the Mascarene islands

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“Faham.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faham. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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