vetiver

noun
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 luxurious sleep blend combines lavender, frankincense, ylang-ylang, Roman chamomile, and vetiver essential oils for a scent that reminds of fresh linens and flowers. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "5 Best Essential Oil Blends to Naturally Soothe You to Sleep," 18 Feb. 2021 Jaunty name aside, the candle itself is actually exquisite and radiates a cloud of geranium and vetiver that delights anyone who walks into it. Rachel Krause, refinery29.com, "I’m A Goop Editor & This Is What My Skincare Routine Looks Like In A Week," 22 Jan. 2021 Sea salt, violet and vetiver combine in this relaxing scent from L’or de Seraphine. Naveen Kumar, CNN Underscored, "20 gifts that help relieve the stress of 2020," 16 Dec. 2020 Its notes of fig, black tea, and Bourbon vetiver are as decadent as a bonbon, but there’s plenty of iris and sandalwood to enjoy too. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Winter’s Best Fragrances Are Perfect for Gifting," 25 Nov. 2020 For the Kondo convert Handcrafted by master artisans in northern Ghana, these Pakurigo wave baskets are woven from durable vetiver grass. Mackenzie Chung Fegan, Bon Appétit, "15 Gifts That Are Under $100 (and a Few Splurges!)," 17 Nov. 2020 This gender-neutral pack includes both a vetiver personal fragrance, and a floral pen spray that blends rose, jasmine, and peony. Tessa Bahoosh, USA TODAY, "31 of the best gifts you can buy from QVC," 10 Nov. 2020 Plantfolk Apothecary makes a vetiver hair oil that's so dreamy. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "Actor Nikki Reed Shares Her Bedtime Routine," 19 Oct. 2020 Clary sage and vetiver combine with lemon for a bracing experience not unlike a long walk through the changing leaves. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Fall’s Best Scents Are a Feast for the Senses," 21 Sep. 2020

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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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26 Feb 2021

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“Vetiver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vetiver. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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