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 for turmeric root
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Turmeric \Tur"mer*ic\, a. (Chem.)
     Of or pertaining to turmeric; resembling, or obtained from,
     turmeric; specif., designating an acid obtained by the
     oxidation of turmerol.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Turmeric paper (Chem.), paper impregnated with turmeric and
        used as a test for alkaline substances, by which it is
        changed from yellow to brown.
  
     Turmeric root. (Bot.)
     (a) Bloodroot.
     (b) Orangeroot.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  turmeric root
      n 1: perennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick
           knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves [syn:
           goldenseal, golden seal, yellow root, turmeric
           root, Hydrastis Canadensis]

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