Pronunciation: (vet'u-vur), [key]
1. the long, fibrous, aromatic roots of an East Indian grass, Vetiveria zizanioides, used for making hangings and screens and yielding an oil used in perfumery.
2. Also called khus-khus. the grass itself.
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