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tur·mer·ic

 (tûr′mər-ĭk, to͞o′-)
n.
1. A widely cultivated tropical plant (Curcuma longa) of India, having yellow flowers and an aromatic, somewhat fleshy rhizome.
2. The powdered rhizome of this plant, used as a spice and a yellow dye.
3. Any of several other plants having similar rhizomes.

[Alteration of Middle English termeryte; akin to French terre mérite and New Latin terra merita, turmeric (New Latin, from Latin terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots + merita, feminine past participle of merēre, to deserve; see (s)mer- in Indo-European roots).]

turmeric

(ˈtɜːmərɪk)
n
1. (Plants) a tropical Asian zingiberaceous plant, Curcuma longa, having yellow flowers and an aromatic underground stem
2. (Cookery) the powdered stem of this plant, used as a condiment and as a yellow dye
3. (Plants) any of several other plants with similar roots
[C16: from Old French terre merite, from Medieval Latin terra merita, literally: meritorious earth, name applied for obscure reasons to curcuma]

tur•mer•ic

(ˈtɜr mər ɪk)

n.
1. the aromatic rhizome of an Asian plant, Curcuma longa, of the ginger family.
2. a powder prepared from it, used as a condiment, a yellow dye, a medicine, etc.
3. the plant itself.
4. any of various similar substances or plants.
[1530–40; earlier tarmaret < Medieval Latin terra merita merited earth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turmeric - widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye
turmeric - ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Curcuma, genus Curcuma - tropical Asiatic perennial herbs
2.turmeric - ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
Curcuma domestica, Curcuma longa, turmeric - widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye
Translations
куркума
japonský šafránkurkuma
زردچوبه
kurkumakurkumiinimaustekurkuma
כורכום
kurkuma
kunyit
curcumacurcumina
kurkuma
kurkuma
cúrcuma
gurkmeja
củ nghệ

turmeric

[ˈtɜːmərɪk] Ncúrcuma f

turmeric

[ˈtɜːrmərɪk] ncurcuma m

turmeric

nKurkuma f, → Gelbwurz f

turmeric

[ˈtɜːmərɪk] ncurcuma
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