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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kava \Ka"va\, n. [Polynesian.] (Bot.)
     Macropiper+({Macropiper+methysticum">A species of Macropiper ({Macropiper 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. [Written also kawa, kava, and
     [1913 Webster]

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