khuskhus

noun
khus·​khus | \ ˈkəskəs \
variants: or khuskhus grass or less commonly khus \ ˈkəs \ or kuskus or cuscus \ ˈkəskəs \
plural -es

Definition of khuskhus

: an aromatic grass (Andropogon zizamoides) whose especially fragrant roots yield an oil used in perfumery and are also made into mats in tropical India

called also vetiver

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History and Etymology for khuskhus

Persian & Hindi khaskhas

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“Khuskhus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/khuskhus. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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