Turmeric paper
Turmeric Tur"mer*ic, a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to turmeric; resembling, or obtained from, turmeric; specif., designating an acid obtained by the oxidation of turmerol. [1913 Webster]

{Turmeric paper} (Chem.), paper impregnated with turmeric and used as a test for alkaline substances, by which it is changed from yellow to brown.

{Turmeric root}. (Bot.) (a) Bloodroot. (b) Orangeroot. [1913 Webster]


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  • turmeric paper — n. paper impregnated with turmeric, used as a test for alkali, which turns it brown, or for boric acid, which turns it reddish brown …   English World dictionary

  • turmeric paper — noun : paper impregnated with an extract of turmeric and used as a test for alkaline substances which turn it from yellow to reddish brown and for boric acid which turns it red brown * * * paper treated with turmeric: used to indicate the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • turmeric paper — paper treated with turmeric: used to indicate the presence of alkalis, which turn it brown, or of boric acid, which turns it reddish brown. [1800 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • turmeric paper — paper dyed yellow with turmeric; alkalis turn it brown …   Medical dictionary

  • turmeric paper — /ˈtɜmərɪk peɪpə/ (say termuhrik paypuh) noun paper treated with turmeric, formerly used to indicate the presence of alkalis, which turn it brown, or of boric acid, which turns it reddish brown …   Australian English dictionary

  • turmeric paper — Curcuma paper …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Turmeric — Tur mer*ic, a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to turmeric; resembling, or obtained from, turmeric; specif., designating an acid obtained by the oxidation of turmerol. [1913 Webster] {Turmeric paper} (Chem.), paper impregnated with turmeric and used as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turmeric root — Turmeric Tur mer*ic, a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to turmeric; resembling, or obtained from, turmeric; specif., designating an acid obtained by the oxidation of turmerol. [1913 Webster] {Turmeric paper} (Chem.), paper impregnated with turmeric and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turmeric — /terr meuhr ik/, n. 1. the aromatic rhizome of an Asian plant, Curcuma domestica (or C. longa), of the ginger family. 2. a powder prepared from it, used as a condiment, as in curry powder, or as a yellow dye, a medicine, etc. 3. the plant itself …   Universalium

  • curcuma paper — Turmeric paper …   New dictionary of synonyms

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