Definition of putchuk in English:

putchuk

(also putchuck, putchock)

noun

  • Costus, the fragrant root of the Kashmiri plant Saussurea lappa (family Asteraceae (Compositae)).

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Cocks (bap. 1565, d. 1624), merchant and East India Company servant. From Malay pucuk.

Pronunciation

putchuk

/ˈpʌtʃək/