What does turmeric mean?

Definitions for turmeric
ˈtɜr mər ɪkturmer·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turmeric, Curcuma longa, Curcuma domestica(noun)

    widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye

  2. turmeric(noun)

    ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning


  1. turmeric(Noun)

    An Indian plant (taxonomic name: Curcuma longa) with aromatic rhizome, part of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae).

  2. turmeric(Noun)

    The pulverized rhizome of the turmeric plant, used for stimulation, flavoring and to add a bright yellow color to food.

  3. turmeric(Noun)

    A yellow to reddish-brown dye extracted from the turmeric plant.

  4. Origin: From terremérite ("worthy earth")

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turmeric(noun)

    an East Indian plant of the genus Curcuma, of the Ginger family

  2. Turmeric(noun)

    the root or rootstock of the Curcuma longa. It is externally grayish, but internally of a deep, lively yellow or saffron color, and has a slight aromatic smell, and a bitterish, slightly acrid taste. It is used for a dye, a medicine, a condiment, and a chemical test

  3. Turmeric(adj)

    of or pertaining to turmeric; resembling, or obtained from, turmeric; specif., designating an acid obtained by the oxidation of turmerol


  1. Turmeric

    Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to tropical South Asia and needs temperatures between 20°C and 30°C and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Plants are gathered annually for their rhizomes, and propagated from some of those rhizomes in the following season. When not used fresh, the rhizomes are boiled for several hours and then dried in hot ovens, after which they are ground into a deep orange-yellow powder commonly used as a spice in curries and other South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, for dyeing, and to impart color to mustard condiments. Its active ingredient is curcumin and it has a distinctly earthy, slightly bitter, slightly hot peppery flavor and a mustardy smell.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Turmeric

    tur′mėr-ik, n. the rhizome or root-stock of Curcuma longa, a handsome herbaceous plant cultivated all over India, its yellowish tubers yielding a deep-yellow powder used as a chemical test for the presence of alkalies. [Cf. Fr. terre-mérite—as if from L. terra, earth, and merita, deserved; both prob. corr. from an Oriental name.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turmeric in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turmeric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of turmeric in a Sentence

  1. Melissa Rifkin:

    If you pair the turmeric with the piperine, it improves the bioavailability of curcumin by 1000 times.

  2. La Puma:

    This helps your body absorb more of the curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric that delivers the positive health effects.

  3. Melina Jampolis:

    Turmeric is used especially for brain-related conditions and to decrease the risk of Alzheimer's disease. It can be also be used for arthritis.

  4. Floyd Cardoz:

    Turmeric is the yellow coloring that you find in most curries, but what most people don’t know about turmeric is that it’s a great antioxidant, it’s got great anti-cancer properties.

  5. Gabrielle Francis:

    Herbs like turmeric, ginger, and Boswellia-- also known as Frankincense, are good to use. They can add them to their diet but they can be found in supplement form. One I like is called Inflammatone.

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