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Noun: turmeric  tur-mu-rik
  1. Widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye
    - Curcuma longa, Curcuma domestica
     
  2. Ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning

Derived forms: turmerics

Type of: flavor [US], flavorer [US], flavoring [US], flavour [Brit, Cdn], flavourer [Brit, Cdn], flavouring [Brit, Cdn], herb, herbaceous plant, seasoner, seasoning

Part of: Curcuma, genus Curcuma

Encyclopedia: Turmeric