Kava

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Kava

(Science: botany) a species of Macropiper (M. Methysticum), the long pepper, from the root of which an intoxicating beverage is made by the Polynesians, by a process of mastication; also, the beverage itself.

alternative forms: kawa, kava, and ava.

Origin: Polynesian.