1. [ noun ] (botany) widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye
Synonyms: Curcuma_domestica Curcuma_longa
Related terms: herb Curcuma
2. [ noun ] (food) ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning
Related terms: flavorer
Similar spelling:   turner