turmeric paper

  1. paper treated with turmeric: used to indicate the presence of alkalis, which turn it brown, or of boric acid, which turns it reddish-brown.

Origin of turmeric paper

First recorded in 1800–10

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British Dictionary definitions for turmeric paper

turmeric paper

  1. chem paper impregnated with turmeric used as a test for alkalis, which turn it brown, and for boric acid, which turns it reddish brown

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