kava
noun Etymology: Tongan & Marquesan, literally, bitter Date: 1810 1. an Australasian shrubby pepper (Piper methysticum) from whose crushed root an intoxicating beverage is made; also the beverage made from kava 2. the dried rhizome and roots of the kava used especially as a dietary supplement chiefly to relieve stress and anxiety

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  • kava — Ka va, n. [Polynesian.] (Bot.) A species of {Macropiper} ({Macropiper methysticum}), the long pepper, from the root of which an intoxicating beverage is made by the Polynesians, by a process of mastication; also, the beverage itself. [Written… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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