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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
turmeric
noun
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▪ Add onion, chili paste, ginger, garlic and turmeric.
▪ Add the turmeric and stir in well.
▪ Add the chilli powder, coriander, cumin, garam masala and turmeric, stirring all the time.
▪ Add the garlic paste, red chilli powder and turmeric and mix well.
▪ I started pickling everything I could think of, started adding cardamom and turmeric to mangoes and pineapples and pears.
▪ In Middle Eastern communities, it might be seasoned with turmeric and served with rice.
▪ Sprinkle with lemon juice, pomegranate syrup, turmeric, salt, pepper to taste and teaspoon cinnamon.
▪ The oil and turmeric give the chicken a yellow-gold color that is really dramatic.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
turmeric

pungent powder made from the root of an East Indian plant, 1530s, altered from Middle English turmeryte (early 15c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Middle French terremérite "saffron," from Medieval Latin terra merita, literally "worthy earth," though the reason why it would be called this is obscure. Klein suggests it might be a folk-etymology corruption of Arabic kurkum "curcuma, saffron."

Wiktionary
turmeric

n. 1 An Indian plant, (taxlink Curcuma longa species noshow=1), with aromatic rhizomes, part of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). 2 The pulverized rhizome of the turmeric plant, used for stimulation, flavoring and to add a bright yellow color to food. 3 A yellow to reddish-brown dye extracted from the turmeric plant.

WordNet
turmeric
  1. n. widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye [syn: Curcuma longa, Curcuma domestica]

  2. ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning

Wikipedia
Turmeric

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) or or is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to southern Asia, requiring temperatures between 20 and 30 °C (68 and 86 °F) and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Plants are gathered annually for their rhizomes and propagated from some of those rhizomes in the following season.

When not used fresh, the rhizomes are boiled for about 30–45 minutes and then dried in hot ovens, after which they are ground into a deep-orange-yellow powder commonly used as a spice in Bangladeshi cuisine, Indian cuisine, Pakistani cuisine and curries, for dyeing, and to impart color to mustard condiments.

Turmeric (album)

Turmeric is a box set album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. It marks Merzbow's return to using metals and feedback since switching to computers. The album art depicts Masami Akita's pet Silkie chickens, which have black skin and bones. They are also referred to on Animal Magnetism and Higanbana.

Some of the sounds are made by a chicken pecking at objects. "Deaf Composition" was made by randomly operating Reaktor patches without monitoring.

In addition to the standard release, there was a special edition in a metal lunch box. It includes: the standard edition, a mini-CD titled Black Bone, Part 5, a T-shirt, four postcards, and two vinyl stickers. A limited number of the mini-CDs were available separately.

Usage examples of "turmeric".

The smells of allspice and ginger and coriander and turmeric and apples and mangoes and raisins and lemons and peaches and cranberries and apricots and onions mingle together in an orgy of fragrance, and leave my apartment through the window, reaching for the sky.

Turmeric, saffron, anotta, are about the only representatives, and these are not of much importance in wool dyeing by themselves, although they are sometimes used in conjunction with other natural dye-stuffs, when they are applied by a process which is adapted more especially for the other dye-stuff which is used.

The Qorma-i Tarkari, a dish of cauliflower, carrots and potatoes topped with lamb sauce and seasoned with turmeric, cumin, saffron and dill over basmati rice, was delicious.

Put the cumin, chili powder, sage, garlic, red pepper flakes, turmeric, chilies, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce in the blender, run it for a minute, then pour the mixture over the turkey legs.

As a rule they are iron rust, picric acid, turmeric, fustic, weld, Persian berries or quercitron.

All of the other Zingiberaceae, including dried ginger, turmeric, galangal, and cardamom, are important only as medicine.

A woman in Patamoke had introduced her to burnt hartshorn, a bitter substance which produced good results when used to combat congestions, and it was now possible to get steady supplies of turmeric from London, and this was certain to cure weaknesses of blood.

To make it you need yams, grated coconut, green plantains, chilli powder, ground black pepper, ground turmeric, cumin seeds, brown mustard seeds and some coconut oil.

Powdered charcoal, turmeric, black or cayenne pepper (the hotter the better), citrus oil, lemon juice, or a line of chalk all form ant barriers.

Still a third platter held stuffed whole honeycomb tripe with spiced rice and turmeric sauce.

The King leaned forward and threw in a handful of native herbs, turmeric, kajang, huan, taka and cloves and garlic, and this added to the perfume.

She extinguished and stored the joint, sought the kitchen, scrambled a dish of eggs— chopping a scallion and measuring out turmeric for them was helpful to her—and brewed a pot of tea: Lapsang Soochong, that is, hot, red, and tarry-tasting.

There was frankincense and sweet balsam, samonyl and fenogreek, turmeric and taelesin, sandalwood and cedarwood, and four other lesser known but even more powerful ingredients -- added in a precise order, each with its unique and individual spell.

Maggrig returned with supplies of food - dried meats, oats, salt and a sweet tisane made from dried honey and turmeric root.