Cubebs, or Piper Cubeba, L. is a native of Java, whence its small round fruit is imported by the East India Company, in grains or seeds resembling pepper, which pay, on warehousing, the sum of 2l. per cent, according to their value ; and, when taken out for home consumption, they are subject to the farther duty of 2 3/4d. per lb. - In aromatic warmth and pungency, cubebs are interior to pepper, consequently much milder, and deserve to be preferred in delicate or irritable habits.