Definitions for cubebˈkyu bɛb
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the spicy fruit of an East Indian climbing shrub, Piper cubeba, of the pepper family.
Origin of cubeb:
1250–1300; ME cucube < AF, MF < ML cubēba < Ar kubābah (classical Ar kabābah)
spicy fruit of the cubeb vine; when dried and crushed is used medicinally or in perfumery and sometimes smoked in cigarettes
cubeb, cubeb vine, Java pepper, Piper cubeba(noun)
tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine bearing spicy berrylike fruits
cubeb, cubeb cigarette(noun)
a cigarette containing cubeb
The tailed pepper, ; an Indonesian plant cultivated for its berries and essential oil.
Origin: From cubèbe, from كبابه.
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