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Meaning of "cubeb" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CUBEB

From Old French cubebe, from Medieval Latin cubēba, from Arabic kubābah.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CUBEB

cubeb  [ˈkjuːbɛb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CUBEB

noun
adjective
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adverb
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cubeb is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CUBEB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cubeb

Cubeb

Cubeb, or tailed pepper, or shital chini / kabab chini in Hindi 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, and 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 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, which is of unknown origin, by way of Old French quibibes. Cubeb is mentioned in alchemical writings by its Arabic name.

Definition of cubeb in the English dictionary

The definition of cubeb in the dictionary is a SE Asian treelike piperaceous woody climbing plant, Piper cubeba, with brownish berries. Other definition of cubeb is the unripe spicy fruit of this plant, dried and used as a stimulant and diuretic and sometimes smoked in cigarettes.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CUBEB

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WORDS THAT END LIKE CUBEB

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Synonyms and antonyms of cubeb in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cubeb» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CUBEB

Find out the translation of cubeb to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cubeb from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cubeb» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

荜澄茄
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cubeb
570 millions of speakers

English

cubeb
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Cubeb
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

كبابة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кубеба
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cubeb
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাবাবচিনি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cubèbe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cubeb
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

cubeb
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

cubeb
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

cubeb
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cubeb
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Cubeb
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

cubeb
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Cubeb
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kübabe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cubeb
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pieprz kubeba
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кубеба
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cubeb
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

cubeb
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

cubeb
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

cubeb
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

cubeb
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cubeb

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CUBEB»

The term «cubeb» is normally little used and occupies the 118.611 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cubeb

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CUBEB»

Discover the use of cubeb in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cubeb and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Aromatherapy Science: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals
(Piperaceae) Synonyms Cubeba officinalis, tailed pepper, cubeb berry, false pepper Safety CHIP details Xn; R65; 70%; S62 (A26) RIFM recommended safety of use limits 8% (A23) EU sensitiser total 1.8 (based on limonene and linalool) ...
Maria Lis-Balchin, 2006
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Spice Crops
This test is not wholly accurate and if pure cubeb powder is required then analysis is necessary. The dried fruits are still used in herbal medicines and are stated to be antiseptic, diuretic, a stimulant, an expectorant and a carminative; they were ...
E. A. Weiss, 2002
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Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants: Volume 4, Fruits
Traditional Medicinal Uses Cubeb pepper is a popular medicinal plant which has been extensively used in Europe since the Middle Ages, as well as in many other countries, including Arabia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Morocco in ...
T. K. Lim, 2012
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Handbook of Spices, Seasonings, and Flavorings, Second Edition
When pepper became a monopoly by Arab and other traders, and price of black pepper was high, "substitute" peppers, such as grains of Paradise, Negro pepper, and cubeb pepper were used abundantly in ancient times. Nowadays, they are ...
Susheela Raghavan, 2006
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Cubeb: Genus, Piper (genus), Fruit, Essential Oil, Berry, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cubeb (Piper cubeba), or tailed pepper, is a plant in genus Piper, cultivated for its fruit and essential oil.
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster, 2010
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The Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs: Psychoactive Substances ...
The cubeb pepper (Piper cubeba) in a botanical illustration. It is a climbing shrub domestic to the Sunda Islands and East Asia, and prefers to entwine itself with necklace trees (Erythrina variegata = E. indica). It produces fruits that are traded ...
Christian Rätsch, Claudia Müller-Ebeling, 2013
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Food Chemicals Codex
CAS: [8007-87-2] DESCRIPTION Cubeb Oil occurs as a colorless or light green to blue- green liquid with a spicy odor and a slightly acrid taste. It is the volatile oil obtained by steam distillation from the mature, unripe, sun-dried fruit of the ...
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Food Chemicals Codex, 2003
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Black Pepper: Piper nigrum
CUBEB OR TAILED PEPPER (Piper cubeba L.) P. cubeba is a climber, native of Indonesia, cultivated in Indonesia and Malaysia. Leaves glabrous, ovate-oblong with cordate or rounded base, fruit subglobose and stalked. This is a very distinct  ...
P. N. Ravindran, 2003
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The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine
It is used to treat belching, bronchitis, catarrh, cystitis, dysentery, flatulence, gonorrhea, hemorrhoids, hernia, hiccups, nausea, obesity, prostatits, rheumatoid arthritis, spermatorrhea, urethritis, urinary tract infection, and vomiting. Cubeb berries ...
Brigitte Mars, 2009
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Articles on Cigarette Additives, Including: Clove, Menthol, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Hephaestus Books, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CUBEB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cubeb is used in the context of the following news items.
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Introducing a new super-premium gin: Star of Bombay
... took Bombay Sapphire's existing signature botanicals – Juniper, Coriander, Lemon Peel, Orris, Angelica, Cubeb Berries, Grains of Paradise, ... «The Shout, Jun 15»
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Gaddida: The Ritual Cure of Sterility in Ashura
... a number of ingredients: there is the use of the dressing mixture called ras l-hanut made of nwiwira (allspice), kebbaba (cubeb peppercorns), ... «Morocco World News, Jun 15»
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Celebrate World Gin Day With These 9 Gins... Just Not All at Once
It toned down the juniper notes that are, by law, required to dominate a gin, and dialed up the other botanicals (there are ten in all), like cubeb ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
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Not Bread Alone: Cool off with a G & T
Other typical botanicals include: Lemon or bitter orange peel, anise, angelica root and seed, orris root, licorice root, cinnamon, almond, cubeb, ... «Thehour.com, Jun 15»
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Nightjar launches exotic cocktail menu
The Diki Diki meanwhile, includes cubeb pepper and Far Eastern tea, while the Carambolera shines a light on star fruit and features a lime and ... «The Drinks Business, May 15»
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Win a limited edition Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin rucksack
Opihr's hand-picked botanicals epitomise the exotic intensity of the orient, with spicy cubeb berries from Indonesia, black pepper from India and ... «London24, May 15»
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Drink Review: G & J Distillers Gins
The key ingredients are black pepper, spicy cubeb berries and coriander, sounding like a dish fit for a sultan. It smells like pilau rice, instantly ... «The Carouser Magazine, May 15»
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Everything You Need to Know About Chiles and Other Vectors of …
... negro peppers (brown seed pods found in Malawe and Ghana and used in dried form); and pepperleaf (aka cubeb, native to Argentina and ... «Eater, Apr 15»
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Mariners Exchange Countless Bags of Sunflower Seeds and Almost …
Like the cavemen and women who discovered fire and threw their cubeb berries onto those early, burning coals, eventually we designed the ... «Lookout Landing, Apr 15»
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How to cook the IBM computer's dishes
Ingredients: pork belly: 1 lb., cut into 1/2 inch cubes; kosher salt: 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon, divided; ground cubeb: 1 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cubeb [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cubeb>. Oct 2020 ».
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