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English noun: turmeric

1. turmeric (plant) widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye

SynonymsCurcuma domestica, Curcuma longa

Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant

Part holonymturmeric

Member meronymCurcuma, genus Curcuma

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

Broader (hypernym)flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning

Part meronymCurcuma domestica, Curcuma longa, turmeric

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