tur·mer·ic noun \ˈtər-mə-rik\
: an Indian perennial herb (Curcuma longa) of the ginger family with a large aromatic yellow rhizome
: the cleaned, boiled, dried, and usually ground rhizome of the turmeric plant used as a coloring agent, a condiment, or a stimulant
: a yellow to reddish brown dyestuff obtained from turmeric
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