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buchu

[boo-koo, byoo-kyoo] /ˈbu ku, ˈbyu kyu/
noun
1.
any of several southern African citrus shrubs of the genus Agathosma or the genus Diosma, especially A. betulina, A. crenulata, or D. ericoides, whose leaves yield a dark-colored oil formerly used as a urinary antiseptic and mild diuretic.
Origin of buchu
1725-1735
1725-35; < Afrikaans (now spelling boegoe) < Khoikhoi, first attested as boggoa (1668)
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buchu

/ˈbuːkuː/
noun
1.
any of several S. African rutaceous shrubs of the genus Barosma, esp B. betulina, whose leaves are used as an antiseptic and diuretic
Word Origin
C18: from a South African Bantu name
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