Cubeb Cu"beb (k[=u]"b[e^]b), n. [F. cub[`e]be (cf. It. cubebe, Pr., Sp., Pg., & NL. cubeba), fr. Ar. kab[=a]bat.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(Piper cubeba),

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  • cubeb — CUBÉB, cubebi, s.m. Arbust exotic asemănător cu piperul, din ale cărui fructe se extrag substanţe folosite în cosmetică şi în farmacologie (Piper cubeta). – Din fr. cubèbe. Trimis de cristi, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  cubéb s. m., pl. cubébi… …   Dicționar Român

  • cubeb — [kyo͞o′beb΄] n. [ME quibibe < OFr cubebe < ML cubeba < Ar kubāba, var. of kabāba] 1. a) a tropical vine (Piper cubeba) of the pepper family b) the small, spicy berry of this vine, used as a spice, flavoring, etc. ☆ 2. a cigarette made… …   English World dictionary

  • Cubeb — In West Africa, cubeb is usually the related West African Pepper (Piper guineense). Cubeb Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • cubeb — kubebinis pipiras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pipirinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Piper cubeba), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje (Indonezijoje). Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Piper cubeba angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cubeb — [ kju:bɛb] noun 1》 a tropical shrub of the pepper family, which bears pungent berries. [Piper cubeba (Asia) and other species.] 2》 the dried unripe berries of the cubeb, used medicinally and to flavour cigarettes. Origin ME: from OFr. cubebe,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cubeb — n. Java pepper (Piper cubeba), cubeb pepper …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cubeb — /ˈkjubɛb/ (say kyoohbeb) noun 1. the spicy fruit or drupe of a tropical Asian climbing shrub, Piper cubeba, dried in an unripe but fully grown state, and used in the treatment of urinary and bronchial disorders. 2. a cigarette containing cubeb.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cubeb — noun Etymology: Middle English quibibe, cubebe, from Anglo French quibibe, cubibe, from Medieval Latin cubeba, from dialect Arabic kubāba Date: 14th century the dried unripe berry of a tropical shrub (Piper cubeba) of the pepper family that is… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cubeb — /kyooh beb/, n. the spicy fruit or drupe of an East Indian climbing shrub, Piper cubeba, of the pepper family. [1250 1300; < ML cubeba < Ar kubabah (classical Ar kababah); r. ME cucube, quibibe < AF, MF < ML, as above] * * * …   Universalium

  • cubeb — noun /ˈkjuːbɛb/ The tailed pepper, Piper cubeba; an Indonesian plant cultivated for its berries and essential oil. Syn: tailed pepper, Java pepper …   Wiktionary

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