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.
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How to use buchu in a sentence
Therefore, my baasjes, Outa cooks bossies from the veld to rub on—buchu and kookamakranka and karroo bossies.Outa Karel's Stories | Sanni Metelerkamp
Outa will tell the baasjes about them another night, but now he must go quick—quick and let Lys rub his back with buchu.Outa Karel's Stories | Sanni Metelerkamp
Columbian spirits, caramel, cinnamon and cardamom, and a touch of the buchu.The Clarion | Samuel Hopkins Adams
A bitter extractive matter, obtained by Brande from buchu leaves.
The British Pharmacopoeia contains an infusion and tincture of buchu.
British Dictionary definitions for buchu
any of several S. African rutaceous shrubs of the genus Barosma, esp B. betulina, whose leaves are used as an antiseptic and diuretic
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