Turmeric is a spice that is often used in Indian cuisine. It is made from the root of a plant, and it has a yellow color.

  • The dish was delicious and had a strong flavor, thanks to the addition of turmeric.

  • The color of the dress was very pretty, and it matched the color of the turmeric in the dish.

Definition 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


curcuma domestica, curcuma longa


ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning

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Example Sentences for turmeric

  • 1

    They were then filled with turmeric.

  • 2

    This is the yellow compound in turmeric spice.

  • 3

    Spices such as turmeric and chili are commonly used.

  • 4

    Main cultivation is sugarcane, turmeric and paddy.

  • 5

    Not related to curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric.

  • 6

    It is either made from turmeric or saffron.

  • 7

    It is famous for the production of good quality turmeric.

  • 8

    The face is decorated with turmeric and body paint.

  • 9

    The turmeric hardens and matures while in storage.

  • 10

    Marinate the potatoes and cauliflower with salt and turmeric powder.