Origin of curcuma
Examples from the Web for curcuma
Turmeric is the underground stem of the Curcuma tinctoria, the coloring principle being called curcumin.Principles and Practice of Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing|William E. Austin
Turmeric, the root of a plant called Curcuma longa, a native of the East Indies, used as a yellow dye.A Treatise on Domestic Economy|Catherine Esther Beecher
Turmeric is a powder obtained from the ground-up tubers of Curcuma tinctoria, a plant found in India and other Eastern countries.Vegetable Dyes|Ethel M. Mairet
Turmeric is the underground stem or tuber of Curcuma tinctoria, a plant growing abundantly in the East Indies.
Other changes of vegetables from climate, or other causes, are remarked in the Note on Curcuma in the same work.Zoonomia, Vol. I|Erasmus Darwin