costusroot
costusroot costusroot n. an annual herb ({Saussurea costus}) of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs.

Syn: {Saussurea costus}, Saussurea lappa. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • costusroot — noun annual herb of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs • Syn: ↑Saussurea costus, ↑Saussurea lappa • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • …   Useful english dictionary

  • costusroot — cos·tus·root …   English syllables

  • Saussurea costus — costusroot costusroot n. an annual herb ({Saussurea costus}) of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs. Syn: {Saussurea costus}, Saussurea… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saussurea costus — costusroot costusroot n. an annual herb ({Saussurea costus}) of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs. Syn: {Saussurea costus}, Saussurea… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • costus oil — noun a yellow volatile essential oil obtained from costusroot; used in perfumes • Hypernyms: ↑essential oil, ↑volatile oil * * * ˈkȯstəs , ˈkäs noun Etymology: costusroot + oil : a light yellow essential oil obtained from costusroot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saussurea — noun genus of herbs of temperate and cool regions of Eurasia • Syn: ↑genus Saussurea • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Compositae, ↑family Compositae, ↑Asteraceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Saussurea — noun genus of herbs of temperate and cool regions of Eurasia • Syn: ↑Saussurea • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Compositae, ↑family Compositae, ↑Asteraceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saussurea costus — noun annual herb of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs • Syn: ↑costusroot, ↑Saussurea lappa • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saussurea lappa — noun annual herb of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs • Syn: ↑costusroot, ↑Saussurea costus • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant •… …   Useful english dictionary

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