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ˈkyu bɛbcubeb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cubebnoun

    spicy fruit of the cubeb vine; when dried and crushed is used medicinally or in perfumery and sometimes smoked in cigarettes

  2. cubeb, cubeb vine, Java pepper, Piper cubebanoun

    tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine bearing spicy berrylike fruits

  3. cubeb, cubeb cigarettenoun

    a cigarette containing cubeb

Wiktionary

  1. cubebnoun

    The tailed pepper, ; an Indonesian plant cultivated for its berries and essential oil.

  2. Etymology: From cubèbe, from كبابه.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cubebnoun

    A small dried fruit resembling pepper, but somewhat longer, of a greyish-brown colour on the surface, and composed of a corrugated or wrinkled external bark, covering a single and thin friable shell or capsule, containing a single seed of a roundish figure, blackish on the surface, and white within. It has an aromatick, but not very strong smell, and is acrid and pungent to the taste, but less so than pepper. Cubebs are brought into Europe from the island of Java; but the plant, which produces them, is wholly unknown to us. They are warm and carminative; and the Indians steep them in wine, and esteem them provocatives to venery. Hill.

    Aromaticks, as cubebs, cinnamon, and nutmegs, are usually put into crude poor wines, to give them more oily spirits. John Floyer, on the Humours.

Wikipedia

  1. cubeb

    Piper cubeba, cubeb or tailed pepper is a plant in genus Piper, cultivated for its fruit and essential oil. It is mostly grown in Java and Sumatra, hence sometimes called Java pepper. The fruits are gathered before they are ripe, and carefully dried. Commercial cubeb consists of the dried berries, similar in appearance to black pepper, but with stalks attached – the "tails" in "tailed pepper". The dried pericarp is wrinkled, and its color ranges from grayish brown to black. The seed is hard, white and oily. The odor of cubeb is described as agreeable and aromatic and the taste as pungent, acrid, slightly bitter and persistent. It has been described as tasting like allspice, or like a cross between allspice and black pepper.Cubeb came to Europe via India through the trade with the Arabs. The name cubeb comes from Arabic kabāba (كبابة) by way of Old French quibibes. Cubeb is mentioned in alchemical writings by its Arabic name. In his Theatrum Botanicum, John Parkinson tells that the king of Portugal (Possibly either Philip IV of Spain or John IV of Portugal, as that year was marked by the start of the Portuguese Restoration War) prohibited the sale of cubeb to promote black pepper (Piper nigrum) around 1640. It experienced a brief resurgence in 19th-century Europe for medicinal uses, but has practically vanished from the European market since. It continues to be used as a flavoring agent for gins and cigarettes in the West, and as a seasoning for food in Indonesia.

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  1. cubeb

    Cubeb, also known as Java pepper or tailed pepper, is a plant in the genus Piper, indigenous to Java and Sumatra. It is cultivated for its fruit and essential oil, both of which are used in various products such as medicines, perfumes, and flavorings. The fully grown yet unripe cubeb berries are characteristically harvested and usually dried for use, especially as a spice. In appearance, cubeb is similar to black pepper, but it has slender stalks attached, making them look like 'tailed' peppers. Its taste is described as a cross between allspice and black pepper.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cubebnoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [F. cubbe (cf. It. cubebe, Pr., Sp., Pg., & NL. cubeba), fr. Ar. kabbat.]

Wikidata

  1. Cubeb

    Cubeb, or tailed pepper, is a plant in genus Piper, cultivated for its fruit and essential oil. It is mostly grown in Java and Sumatra, hence sometimes called Java pepper. The fruits are gathered before they are ripe, and carefully dried. Commercial cubebs consist of the dried berries, similar in appearance to black pepper, but with stalks attached — the "tails" in "tailed pepper". The dried pericarp is wrinkled, its color ranges from grayish-brown to black. The seed is hard, white and oily. The odor of cubebs is described as agreeable and aromatic; the taste, pungent, acrid, slightly bitter and persistent. It has been described as tasting like allspice, or like a cross between allspice and black pepper. Cubeb came to Europe via India through the trade with the Arabs. The name cubeb comes from Arabic kabāba, which is of unknown origin, by way of Old French quibibes. Cubeb is mentioned in alchemical writings by its Arabic name. In his Theatrum Botanicum, John Parkinson tells that the king of Portugal prohibited the sale of cubeb in order to promote black pepper around 1640. It experienced a brief resurgence in 19th-century Europe for medicinal uses, but has practically vanished from the European market since. It continues to be used as a flavoring agent for gins and cigarettes in the West, and as a seasoning for food in Indonesia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cubeb

    kū′beb, n. the dried berry of Piper cubeba, a climbing shrub, native to Sumatra—useful as a stomachic and carminative in indigestion, for piles and for sore throats.—n. Cubeb′in, a crystallising substance in cubebs. [Fr. cubèbe—Ar. kabābah.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cubeb in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cubeb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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