Definition of buchu in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌkuː/

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1A heather-like South African shrub which is cultivated for its essential oil and as an ornamental.
  • Genus Agathosma (or Barosma) and Diosma, family Rutaceae
1.1 [mass noun] A diuretic drug made from the powdered leaves of the buchu.


mid 18th century: from Khoikhoi.

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