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Definitions and Synonyms of turmeric | Another word for turmeric | What is turmeric?

Definition 1: ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning - [noun denoting food]

(turmeric is a kind of ...) something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts

(... is part of turmeric) widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye

Definition 2: widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for turmeric in the sense of this definition

(turmeric is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(turmeric is a part of ...) ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning

(... is a member of turmeric) tropical Asiatic perennial herbs

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