Cu"beb (k?"b?b), n. [F. cubbe (cf. It. cubebe, Pr., Sp., Pg., & NL. cubeba), fr. Ar. kabbat.]

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.


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