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vetiver

[vet-uh-ver] /ˈvɛt ə vər/
noun
1.
the long, fibrous, aromatic roots of an East Indian grass, Vetiveria zizanioides, used for making hangings and screens and yielding an oil used in perfumery.
2.
Also called khus-khus. the grass itself.
Origin of vetiver
1840-1850
1840-50; < Tamil veṭṭivēr
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vetiver

/ˈvɛtɪvə/
noun
1.
a tall hairless grass, Vetiveria zizanioides, of tropical and subtropical Asia, having aromatic roots and stiff long narrow ornamental leaves
2.
the root of this plant used for making screens, mats, etc, and yielding a fragrant oil used in perfumery, medicine, etc
Word Origin
C19: from French vétiver, from Tamil vettivẽru
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