any of a genus (Curcuma) of tropical plants of the ginger family, with thick, tuberous rootstocks that yield starch, including the turmeric
Origin of curcumaModern Latin from Arabic kurkum: see crocus
Any of various tropical Asian plants of the genus Curcuma, which includes turmeric and zedoary.
Origin of curcumaNew Latin Curcuma genus name from Arabic kurkum saffron
From New Latin, from Arabic كركم (kúrkum, “turmeric”)