from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A grass (Vetiveria zizanioides syn. Chrysopogon zizanioides) of tropical India, often planted to control erosion and widely cultivated for its aromatic roots, which yield an oil used in perfumery.
- noun The essential oil obtained from the roots of this plant.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The cuscus-grass, Andropogon squarrosus (A. muricatus), of India, the fibrous roots of which are made into tatties (see
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) An East Indian grass (
Andropogon muricatus); also, its fragrant roots which are much used for making mats and screens. Also called kuskus, and khuskhus.
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- noun The aromatic root of Andropogon muricatus
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French vétiver, from Tamil veṭṭivēr : veṭṭi, worthless + vēru, useless.]
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From French vétyver, from Tamil.
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