Definition of Genus curcuma
1. Noun. Tropical Asiatic perennial herbs.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Zingiberaceae, Ginger Family, Zingiberaceae
Member holonyms: Curcuma Domestica, Curcuma Longa, Turmeric
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Curcuma
Literary usage of Genus curcuma
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1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1850)
"The subterranean parts composing the biennial roots of the genus Curcuma consist of four parts : 1st, A central tubercle, called by Rumphius the mother-root ..."
2. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial ...by Edward Balfour by Edward Balfour (1871)
"... name given to the genus Curcuma. The tubers should be planted in a good rich soil, about one foot apart, just before the rainy season ; and taken up as ..."
3. Elements of Vegetable Histology by Daniel Base (1912)
"CURCUMA or East Indian arrow-root is obtained from the root-stocks of several species of the genus Curcuma ..."
4. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal ...by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"... genus curcuma,* Linn. Endlicher, Gen. Plant, p. 223. Species about 25, natives of the tropical East Indies. 269. Curcuma longa, Linn., Sp. Plant., ..."
5. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"East Indian arrowroot is obtained from the. root-stocks of several species of the genus Curcuma (nat. ord. ..."
6. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1894)
"... of the tannin-bearing cells are found ; but, on the other hand, they are said to be wanting entirely in several species of the genus Curcuma.—Thesis. ..."