Definition of cubeb in English:


Syllabification: cu·beb
Pronunciation: /ˈkyo͞oˌbeb


  • 1A tropical shrub of the pepper family that bears pungent berries.
    • Genus Piper, family Piperaceae: several species, including the Asian P. cubeba
  • 1.1The dried unripe berries of the cubeb, used medicinally and to flavor cigarettes.
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    • Sapphire, with grains of paradise and cubeb berries added to Bombay's botanical mix, has flavor and welcoming aromas.
    • Can you talk me through the Kelly chicken breast with pigeon peas, cubeb berries and Dalmatian sage?
    • In a medium saucepan, caramelize the sugar, orange and lemon zest, cardamom, pink peppercorns, and cubeb berries.


Middle English: from Old French cubebe, from Spanish Arabic kubēba, from Arabic kubāba.

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