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 Their Restorative Floral Bath not only boasts deeply relaxing notes of plumeria, jasmine, vetiver, and cedarwood, but also delivers next-level soothing and muscle relief with shea butter, kahai oil, green tea oil, and capscium. Vogue, "The Best New Bath Products to Give and Get This Winter," 21 Nov. 2019 The This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray performs double duty: The lavender, vetiver, and chamomile scent will help calm you down and get you to sleep, and a spritz on your pillow before bedtime feels like a mini turn-down service. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Sheets, Pillows, and Accessories That Will Make Your Bedroom Feel Like Your Favorite Hotel," 26 Mar. 2020 Try the Esmeralda, an emerald green concoction made from Fino sherry, whiskey, vermouth blanc, vetiver, and green cardamom. al, "Take a food-focused trip to Raleigh, North Carolina," 19 Mar. 2020 With notes of cedarwood, vetiver, Douglas Fir, blue spruce, and juniper berry, No.25 Winter Fir smells like a snowy winter day—the perfect scent for cozying up at home. Kelsey Mulvey, Marie Claire, "Outdoor Fellow's Winter Candles Are Ridiculously Cheap Right Now," 12 Mar. 2020 The more masculine eau de toilette is topped off with citrus and mint, with a heart of lavender and violet leaves, and base notes like patchouli and vetiver. Marci Robin, Allure, "Hello, Lionel Richie Launched the Fragrance You're Looking For," 23 Nov. 2019 Imagine his effortlessly cool, calm, and collected aura coupled with flirty notes of pear, spicy vetiver, and woody cardamom, which make up Coach's Cologne for Men ($85). Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Michael B. Jordan on Black Panther, Diversity, and Being the Face of Coach," 28 Oct. 2019 Pink pepper!) and Roma Uomo (Aromatic sage! Smoked vetiver! Warm ginger!) wafted through the gilded mansion. Vogue, "Anwar Hadid and Adut Akech Celebrated Valentino’s Latest Fragrances, Born in Roma," 25 Oct. 2019 The new Infinite Candle is available in Year & Day's four signature hues: Daybreak: tuberose, jasmine, orange blossom, lemon; Fog: sea salt, sage, eucalyptus; Moon: rosemary, lavender, mint, moss; and Midnight: cedarwood, vetiver, smoke, rose. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Year & Day's New Scented Candles Will Make Your Home a Sanctuary," 17 Oct. 2019

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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 8 Jul. 2020.

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