vetiver

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From French vétyver (older spelling) or vétiver, from Tamil வெட்டிவேர் (veṭṭiver).

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vetiver (plural vetivers)

  1. The grass Chrysopogon zizanioides, native to India, but planted throughout the tropics for its fragrant roots and for erosion control.
  2. Its aromatic root
  3. An essential oil derived from the root (often written vetyver in this sense), and its characteristic fragrance.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 612:
      She pressed his hand and was gone in a mist of vetiver, abruptly as the other evening.

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Noun[edit]

vetiver m (invariable)

  1. vetiver

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