American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine (Piper cubeba) having spicy, berrylike fruits, heart-shaped leaves, and small flowers in cylindrical spikes.
- n. The dried, unripe, berrylike fruit of this plant, used in perfumery, pharmaceuticals, and commercial flavorings.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The small spicy berry of the Piper Cubeba, a climbing shrub of Java and other East Indian islands. It resembles a grain of pepper, but is somewhat longer. In aromatic warmth and pungency cubebs are far inferior to pepper; but they are much valued for their use in diseases of the urinary system and of the bronchial tubes. Sometimes called cubeb pepper.
- n. The tailed pepper, Piper cubeba; an Indonesian plant cultivated for its berries and essential oil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The small, spicy berry of a species of pepper (Piper Cubeba; in (Med.), Cubeba officinalis), native in Java and Borneo, but now cultivated in various tropical countries. The dried unripe fruit is much used in medicine as a stimulant and purgative.
- n. a cigarette containing cubeb
- n. tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine bearing spicy berrylike fruits
- n. spicy fruit of the cubeb vine; when dried and crushed is used medicinally or in perfumery and sometimes smoked in cigarettes
- From French cubèbe, from Arabic كبابه (kabābah). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English cubebe, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cubēba, from Arabic dialectal kubāba, variant of Arabic kabāba. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He found abundant cinnamon in Tibet and Malabar; saw ginger growing along the Yellow River; reported a busy trade in ginger, sugar, and galingale in the ports of Bengal; and witnessed locally grown pepper, nutmeg, cubeb, and cloves on sale in Java.”
“Sapphire offers a combination of no less than ten natural botanicals--more than any other gin--including grains of paradise, almonds, lemon peel, licorice, juniper berries, cubeb berries, orris, coriander, angelica and cassia bark.”
“Cubebs one of my favourite spices of all time - I am in cubeb withdrawal”
“Lungwort, pleurisy root, cubeb berries, and goldenseal are other healing herbs for the lungs.”
“Under its tamarind glaze, the Mills bomb turns out to be luscious pepsin-flavored nougat, chock-full of tangy candied cubeb berries, and a chewy camphor-gum center.”
“I was thinking of a good way to do it, the other day: start on these cubeb cigarettes, and they'd kind of disgust me with smoking. '”
“I was thinking of a good way to do it, the other day: start on these cubeb cigarettes, and theyd kind of disgust me with smoking.”
“I went for a walk with Bettina and Jasper shortly after my talk with Jasper, leaving Tish with the evening paper and Aggie inhaling a cubeb cigarette, her hay fever having threatened a return.”
“And Miss Aggie, although she is very sweet, is always smoking cubeb cigarettes for hay fever, and it looks terrible!”
“The neighbors do not know they are cubeb, and, anyhow, that's a habit, mother.”
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