turmeric root

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n turmeric root perennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Turmeric root (Bot) Bloodroot.
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Usage

In literature:

The flower-buds of some furnish cloves and cassia buds; the roots supply ginger, galangale, turmeric, and ginseng.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Turmeric (curcuma) is a root of general use.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
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In news:

Readers have reported success with either powdered or fresh turmeric root on plantar warts .
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