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cur·cu·ma

 (kûr′kyə-mə)
n.
Any of various tropical Asian plants of the genus Curcuma, which includes turmeric and zedoary.

[New Latin Curcuma, genus name, from Arabic kurkum, saffron.]
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curcuma

(ˈkɜːkjʊmə)
n
(Plants) any tropical Asian tuberous plant of the genus Curcuma, such as C. longa, which is the source of turmeric, and C. zedoaria, which is the source of zedoary: family Zingiberaceae
[C17: from New Latin, from Arabic kurkum turmeric]
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Noun1.Curcuma - tropical Asiatic perennial herbs
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Zingiberaceae, ginger family, Zingiberaceae - a family of tropical monocotyledonous plants of order Musales
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
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Translations

curcuma

n (Bot) → Kurkuma f, → Gelbwurz f
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In vitro clonal multiplication of turmeric (Curcuma spp) and ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.).
This paper discusses the effects of two medicinal plants popularly consumed as tea and indicated for the control of halitosis--Camellia sinensis and Curcuma zedoaria--with the goal of verifying their effects on the production of VSC in vivo.
Madam, curcumin, a yellow pigment extracted from Curcuma longa, is traditionally used as a food flavouring and colouring agent in Southeast Asia.
Use of yellow pigment extracted from turmeric (Curcuma longa) rhizomes powder as natural food preservative.
The Vibram Curcuma sole offers a large contact area for grip and lugs.
Among all respondents, the most commonly used herbal medicines were black seed (Nigella sativa) (20%), anise (Pimpinella anisum) (13%), olibanum (Boswellia sacra) (12%), ginger (Zingiber officinale) (11%), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) (10%), guava (Psidium guajava) leaf (10%), olive (Olea europaea) oil (9%), thyme (Thymus vulgaris) (6%), chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) (5%), peppermint (Menthapiperita) (5%), clove (Syzygium aromaticum) (5%), turmeric (Curcuma longa) (4%), costus (Saussurea lappa) (4%), sidr (Ziziphus spina-christi) (3%), myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) (3%), Ivy (Hedera helix) (3%), sesame (Sesamum indicum) oil (3%).
Curcumin is a natural product isolated from the plant rhizome Curcuma Longa.