follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

buchu

[boo-koo, byoo-kyoo] /ˈbu ku, ˈbyu kyu/
noun
1.
any of several southern African citrus shrubs of the genus Agathosma or the genus Diosma, especially A. betulina, A. crenulata, or D. ericoides, whose leaves yield a dark-colored oil formerly used as a urinary antiseptic and mild diuretic.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < Afrikaans (now spelling boegoe) < Khoikhoi, first attested as boggoa (1668)
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for buchu

buchu

/ˈbuːkuː/
noun
1.
any of several S. African rutaceous shrubs of the genus Barosma, esp B. betulina, whose leaves are used as an antiseptic and diuretic
Word Origin
C18: from a South African Bantu name
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for buchu

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for buchu

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends