Turmeric

fresh turmeric roots on wooden table

Curcuma longa

Golden Spice,
Golden Milk,
Nature’s Miracle Healer

Synonyms:
Jiang Huang, Haridra, Curcuma, Haldi
Turmeric (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Middle English turmeryte, tarmaret, of uncertain origin. Possibly from Old French terre mérite (deserving earth). According to Klein, possibly corrupted from Arabic كُرْكُم(kurkum, Curcuma).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɜɹ.məɹ.ɪk/, [ˈtʰɝ.mɚ.ɪk], (nonstandard, sometimes proscribed) /ˈtuː.mə.ɹɪk/, [ˈtʰu.mɚ.ɪk]
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɜː.m(ə).ɹɪk/, (nonstandard, sometimes proscribed) /ˈtjuː.m(ə
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