An alcoholic drink made from the aromatic roots of the kava shrub
Kava Sentence Examples
Tobacco has been found growing in the interior, and may be indigenous, as is in some districts the Kava pepper (Piper methysticum).
Their well-known drink, kava, is made from a variety of pepper-plant.
Like other South Sea Islanders they made an intoxicating drink, awa or kava, from the roots of the Macro piper latifolium or Piper methysticum; in early times this could be drunk only by nobles and priests.
The drunkenness produced by kava is of a melancholy, silent and drowsy character.
In the Fly River region, kava, prepared from Piper methysticum, is drunk without any of the ceremonial importance associated with it in Polynesia.