turmeric paper love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Paper saturated with turmeric and used to detect the presence of alkalis, which turn the paper brown, or boric acid, which turns it red-brown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. paper impregnated with turmeric and used as a test for alkaline substances, by which it is changed from yellow to brown.

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