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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • turmeric root — noun perennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves • Syn: ↑goldenseal, ↑golden seal, ↑yellow root, ↑Hydrastis Canadensis • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turmeric — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms …   Wikipedia

  • Root vegetable — Root vegetables are plant roots used as vegetables. [cite web url=http://www.askoxford.com/concise oed/root 1?view=uk title=AskOxford.com accessdate=2007 05 06] Other underground plants are often, erroneously, called root vegetables. Root… …   Wikipedia

  • Turmeric — Tur mer*ic, n. [F. terre m[ e]rite, NL. terramerita, turmerica; apparently meaning, excellent earth, but perhaps a corruption of Ar. kurkum. Cf. {Curcuma}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) An East Indian plant of the genus {Curcuma}, of the Ginger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turmeric — (n.) pungent powder made from the root of an East Indian plant, 1530s, from Middle English turmeryte (early 15c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps from M.Fr. terremérite saffron, from M.L. terra merita, lit. worthy earth, though the reason why it… …   Etymology dictionary

  • turmeric — Bloodroot Blood root , n. (Bot.) A plant ({Sanguinaria Canadensis}), with a red root and red sap, and bearing a pretty, white flower in early spring; called also {puccoon}, {redroot}, {bloodwort}, {tetterwort}, {turmeric}, and {Indian paint}. It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yellow root — noun perennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves • Syn: ↑goldenseal, ↑golden seal, ↑turmeric root, ↑Hydrastis Canadensis • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of root vegetables — Carrot roots Root vegetables are plant roots used as vegetables. Here root means any underground part of a plant.[1] Root vegetables are generally storage organs, enlarged to store energy in the form of carbohydrates.[ …   Wikipedia

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