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TURMERIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does turmeric mean? 

TURMERIC (noun)
  The noun TURMERIC has 2 senses:

1. 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. ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning

  Familiarity information: TURMERIC used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TURMERIC (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Curcuma domestica; Curcuma longa; turmeric

Hypernyms ("turmeric" is a kind of...):

herb; herbaceous plant (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

Meronyms (parts of "turmeric"):

turmeric (ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning)

Holonyms ("turmeric" is a member of...):

Curcuma; genus Curcuma (tropical Asiatic perennial herbs)


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Meaning:

Ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("turmeric" is a kind of...):

flavorer; flavoring; flavourer; flavouring; seasoner; seasoning (something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts)

Holonyms ("turmeric" is a part of...):

Curcuma domestica; Curcuma longa; turmeric (widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye)


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