Definition of Turmeric. Meaning of Turmeric. Synonyms of Turmeric
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Definition of Turmeric
Turmeric Turmeric Tur"mer*ic, a. (Chem.)
Of or pertaining to turmeric; resembling, or obtained from,
turmeric; specif., designating an acid obtained by the
oxidation of turmerol.
Turmeric paper (Chem.), paper impregnated with turmeric and
used as a test for alkaline substances, by which it is
changed from yellow to brown.
Turmeric root. (Bot.)
turmeric Bloodroot Blood"root`, n. (Bot.)
A plant (Sanguinaria Canadensis), with a red root and red
sap, and bearing a pretty, white flower in early spring; --
called also puccoon, redroot, bloodwort, tetterwort,
turmeric, and Indian paint. It has acrid emetic
properties, and the rootstock is used as a stimulant
expectorant. See Sanguinaria.
Note: In England the name is given to the tormentil, once
used as a remedy for dysentery.