- the aromatic rhizome of an Asian plant, Curcuma domestica (or C. longa), of the ginger family.
- a powder prepared from it, used as a condiment, as in curry powder, or as a yellow dye, a medicine, etc.
- the plant itself.
- any of various similar substances or plants.
Origin of turmeric
Examples from the Web for turmeric
This is exciting because it seems that this turmeric compound can enhance the characteristics of NSCs.
Turmeric is just the latest in a long line of “brain foods.”
Turmeric is a household spice in South Asia and a common ingredient in many curries.
Turmeric could have important abilities in healing and preventing brain damage—or this could be an aberrant finding.
Snoring—Take a cup of warm milk and mix in a tsp of Turmeric powder.Use These 15 Home Remedies Based On Ayurveda To Cure Menstrual Cramps, Hangovers, and Indigestion
January 21, 2014
You may then put it in glasses or dishes, and colour with turmeric.The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;
Charlotte Campbell Bury
The coriander and turmeric may have to be purchased at a drug store.The Khaki Kook Book
Mary Kennedy Core
Turmeric powder as a cosmetic wash for the face is also not in vogue.
The two now have their hands and feet anointed with turmeric, and are bathed.
Or they are bathed in turmeric water, which they pour over each other.
- a tropical Asian zingiberaceous plant, Curcuma longa, having yellow flowers and an aromatic underground stem
- the powdered stem of this plant, used as a condiment and as a yellow dye
- any of several other plants with similar roots
Word Origin and History for turmeric
pungent powder made from the root of an East Indian plant, 1530s, from Middle English turmeryte (early 15c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Middle French terremérite "saffron," from Medieval Latin terra merita, literally "worthy earth," though the reason why it would be called this is obscure.