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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tur·mer·ic /ˈtɝmərɪk ||ˈtumə ||ˈtju-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tur·mer·ic /ˈt(j)umə-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tur·mer·ic n.
 1. Bot. An East Indian plant of the genus Curcuma, of the Ginger family.
 2. The root or rootstock of the Curcuma longa. It is externally grayish, but internally of a deep, lively yellow or saffron color, and has a slight aromatic smell, and a bitterish, slightly acrid taste. It is used for a dye, a medicine, a condiment, and a chemical test.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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. (a) Bloodroot. (b) Orangeroot.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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
      2: ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning