turmeric

Definitions

Food

  • The boiled and skinned root of a perennial plant, Curcuma longa, which is dried and ground. It originated in India but is now also grown in East Asia and South America. It has a slightly aromatic peppery and musky taste and imparts a deep yellow colour to food. Used in Indian and Asian cooking and as a colouring agent in the west.

Travel

  • noun a yellow spice, used especially in pickles and curries
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