variants or khuskhus grass or less commonly khus
or kuskus or cuscus
plural -es
: 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

Word History


Persian & Hindi khaskhas

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