vet·​i·​ver | \ ˈve-tə-vər How to pronounce vetiver (audio) \

Definition of vetiver

: a tall perennial grass (Vetiveria zizanioides) of southeastern Asia cultivated in warm regions especially for its fragrant roots which are used especially in woven goods (such as mats) and in perfumes also : its root

Examples of vetiver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This citrusy and woodsy scent is a deep dive into refreshing bergamot, sensual vetiver, and luxurious iris. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 May 2022 This warm, woodsy, and citrusy fragrance opens with tarragon, spicy cinnamon, and rich patchouli on top of a base of amber and smoky vetiver. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 May 2022 With notes of pomegranate, pomelo, eucalyptus, clementine blossoms, musk, and white vetiver, the Pomelo Pomegranate candle smells rich and sophisticated. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Seven sustainable ingredients—bergamot, diva lavender, green mandarin, Turkish rose, sage heart, Haitian vetiver and bourbon geranium—provide the slightly sweet scent that is reminiscent of the earth. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Lemon and vetiver balance out middle notes of tomato leaves, making this perfume both nostalgic and wearable. Katie Berohn, Good Housekeeping, 11 May 2022 Explorer is an intercontinental expedition in a bottle, with fresh notes from Italian bergamot, rich Haitian vetiver, and earthy Indonesian patchouli. The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 May 2022 On the one hand, this vetiver remix of the fan-favorite Terre d’Hermès couldn’t live without its predecessor. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 25 Mar. 2022 The lush base notes of smoky vetiver and sandalwood leave a lasting impression. The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of vetiver

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vetiver

French vétiver, from Tamil veṭṭivēr

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“Vetiver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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