Definition of Curcuma longa
1. Noun. Widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye.
Terms within: Turmeric
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Curcuma, Genus Curcuma
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Literary usage of Curcuma longa
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1. Pharmacographia Indica: A History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin by William Dymock (1893)
"In Bombay "Malabar Arrowroot" fetches from Rs. 3 to "Rs. 4 per maund of 28 Ibs. Curcuma longa, Linn. •Fig.— Vnit!. and Trim., t. ..."
2. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal ...by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"... 269 Curcuma longa has expanded), each flower provided with 2 small, ovate, scaly bracts at the base. Calyx superior, very short, funnel-shaped, ..."
3. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"In all parts of the rhizome large cells full of a golden-yellow essential oil abound. The vascular system resembles that of turmeric. Curcuma longa ..."