from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a polyphenol; the active ingredient of the spice turmeric

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The coloring principle of turmeric, or curcuma root, extracted as an orange yellow crystalline substance, C14H14O4, with a green fluorescence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The coloring matter of turmeric.
  • n. A name given to several yellow acid coal-tar colors, as, fast yellow, brilliant yellow, and citronin. Also curcumein.


From New Latin Curcuma, from Arabic كركم (kúrkum, "turmeric") (Wiktionary)


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