khuskhus
Vetiver Vet"i*ver, n. (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}. [Sometimes written {vetivert}, and {vitivert}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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