Definition of Curcuma

1. Noun. Tropical Asiatic perennial herbs.




Definition of Curcuma

1. n. A genus of plants of the order Scitamineæ, including the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa).

Definition of Curcuma

1. a tropical plant [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curcuma

Cupressus arizonica
Cupressus goveniana
Cupressus goveniana abramsiana
Cupressus goveniana pigmaea
Cupressus guadalupensis
Cupressus lusitanica
Cupressus macrocarpa
Cupressus pigmaea
Cupressus sempervirens
Cuprimine
Cuquenan
Cuquenan Falls
Curaçao
Curaçaoan
Curculionidae
Curcuma (current term)
Curcuma domestica
Curcuma longa
Curetonian
Curia
Curie
Curie's law
Curie point
Curie points
Curie temperature
Curietherapy
Curitiba
Curling's ulcer
Curragh
Currer Bell

Literary usage of Curcuma

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1. Pharmacographia Indica: A History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin by William Dymock (1893)
"Curcuma arrowroot is inferior in colour to Maranta arrowroot ; under the microscope it may differ greatly in appearance, as the starch grains of different ..."

2. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1860)
"NJ Pharm. 10, 270.) 29, Oil of Curcuma. In the root of Curcuma ... (Vogel & Pelletier, 1815; J. Pharm. 1291.) 30. Oil of Curcuma ..."

3. The Microscopy of Technical Products by Thomas Franz Hanausek (1907)
"Curcuma STARCH, OR EAST INDIA ARROWROOT. (Fig. 40. ... Malabar, and Tellicherry arrowroot, is obtained from the rhizomes of Curcuma augusti- jolia Roxb., ..."

4. Drugs and medicines of North America: A Publication Devoted to the by John Uri Lloyd, Curtis Gates Lloyd (1885)
"In mixtures of the two the same colors are produced as with curcuma alone, ... A coloration will follow if curcuma is present, as described under tincture ..."

5. Adulterations Detected; Or, Plain Instructions for the Discovery of Frauds by Arthur Hill Hassall (1857)
"Curcuma arrowroot, therefore, is distinguished from Maranta arrowroot by the ... Curcuma arrowroot is commonly called East India arrowroot, the same name ..."

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