- the long, fibrous, aromatic roots of an East Indian grass, Vetiveria zizanioides, used for making hangings and screens and yielding an oil used in perfumery.
- Also called khus-khus. the grass itself.
- a tall hairless grass, Vetiveria zizanioides, of tropical and subtropical Asia, having aromatic roots and stiff long narrow ornamental leaves
- the root of this plant used for making screens, mats, etc, and yielding a fragrant oil used in perfumery, medicine, etc