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cu·beb

(kyū'beb),
The dried unripe, nearly full-grown fruit of Piper cubeba (family Piperaceae), a climbing plant of the West Indies, used as stimulant, carminative, and local irritant; cubeb oil has been used as a mild urinary antiseptic.
[Ar. and Hindu, kababa]

cubeb

(kyo͞o′bĕb′)
n.
1. A tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine (Piper cubeba) having spicy, berrylike fruits, heart-shaped leaves, and small flowers in cylindrical spikes.
2. The dried, unripe, berrylike fruit of this plant, used in perfumery, pharmaceuticals, and commercial flavorings.
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Grind the pink peppercorns and cubeb berries until very fine.
Commenting on the menu, James Moreland says, "the meat and gin are in perfect balance with one another, because the peppery notes in the grains of paradise and cubeb berries - two of the ten botanicals that make BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin unique - impart some kick and spice to the rich, fleshy taste of Tom's meat.
Two spirits--a classic gin distilled to high proof with nine botanicals, including juniper, coriander, cubeb berries, ginger and cardamom, and a lower proof spirit infused with flowers harvested from ugni blanc grapes--are created, then redistilled.
Sapphire, with grains of paradise and cubeb berries added to Bombay's botanical mix, has flavor and welcoming aromas to go with the added ABV kick.
Dishes such as the North Sea halibut is served with a medieval "pevreat" sauce made from cubebs (a pepper), and dishes such as the confit duck which includes "drawen benes" - a dish of fava beans, grains of paradise, garlic and saffron.