Definitions for: Curcuma


[n] tropical Asiatic perennial herbs



Webster (1913) Definition: Cur"cu*ma (k?r"k?-m?), n. [Cf. F., It., & Sp. curcuma;
all fr. Ar. kurkum. Cf. Turmeric.] (Bot.)
A genus of plants of the order Scitamine[ae], including the
turmeric plant (Curcuma longa).

Curcuma paper. (Chem.) See Turmeric paper, under
Turmeric.

Synonyms: genus Curcuma

See Also: Curcuma domestica, Curcuma longa, family Zingiberaceae, ginger family, liliopsid genus, monocot genus, turmeric, Zingiberaceae

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