Definition of khus-khus in US English:

khus-khus

noun

  • another term for vetiver
    • ‘In India, khus-khus has long been an ingredient in perfumes, and dampened khus-khus mats were used as fans to simultaneously move and scent the air.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Urdu and Persian ḵasḵas.

Pronunciation

khus-khus

/ˈkəsˌkəs/