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Noun: costusroot  'kós-tus,root
  1. Annual herb of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs
    - Saussurea costus, Saussurea lappa

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: genus Saussurea, Saussurea