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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]
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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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