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.

Exact synonyms: Curcuma Domestica, Turmeric
Terms within: Turmeric
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Curcuma, Genus Curcuma

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curcuma Longa

Cupressus goveniana abramsiana
Cupressus goveniana pigmaea
Cupressus guadalupensis
Cupressus lusitanica
Cupressus macrocarpa
Cupressus pigmaea
Cupressus sempervirens
Cuquenan Falls
Curcuma domestica
Curcuma longa (current term)
Curie's law
Curie point
Curie points
Curie temperature
Curling's ulcer
Currer Bell
Curry–Howard correspondence

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 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 ..."

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