cubeb

[kyoo-beb]
noun
the spicy fruit or drupe of an East Indian climbing shrub, Piper cubeba, of the pepper family.

Origin:
1250–1300; < Medieval Latin cubēba < Arabic kubābah (classical Arabic kabābah); replacing Middle English cucube, quibibe < Anglo-French, Middle French < Medieval Latin, as above

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cubeb (ˈkjuːbɛb)
 
n
1.  a SE Asian treelike piperaceous woody climbing plant, Piper cubeba, with brownish berries
2.  the unripe spicy fruit of this plant, dried and used as a stimulant and diuretic and sometimes smoked in cigarettes
 
[C14: from Old French cubebe, from Medieval Latin cubēba, from Arabic kubābah]

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Example sentences for cubeb
However, there is no evidence showing that cubeb was used as a condiment in china.
As an aromatic confectionery, cubeb was often candied and eaten whole.
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