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  • noun Common misspelling of turmeric.


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Perhaps from non-rhotic pronunciations of turmeric.



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  • Spice from India incorrectly identified as curry, often used as a natural remedy, dye, and to give mustard that rich golden color.

    April 9, 2007

  • sounds like a word 4th grade boys with 99%ile vocabularies would giggle at.

    March 5, 2008

  • Is this an incorrect spelling of turmeric, or an accepted spelling variant?

    March 5, 2008

  • so it seems, a variant...

    Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary

    Main Entry: tur·mer·ic

    Pronunciation: 't&r-m&-rik

    Variant: also tu·mer·ic /'t(y)ü-m&-/

    March 5, 2008

  • Visuals!

    January 25, 2013

  • This is how my mother says it.

    January 25, 2013