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Dried rhizome of Curcuma longa (ginger family), grown in India and South Asia. It is deep yellow and used both as condiment and food colour; used in curry powder and prepared mustard. Its pigment is used as a dye under the name curcumin or Indian saffron. Javanese turmeric is C. xanthorrhiza. See also zedoary.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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