- an aromatic substance obtained from the dried, pulverized rhizome of an East Indian turmeric (Curcuma zedoaria) of the ginger family and used as a condiment, in flavoring, in perfumery, and, in India, as a stimulant and carminative
- this plant
Origin of zedoaryMiddle English zeduarye ; from Medieval Latin zedoaria ; from Arabic zadw?r ; from Persian
- A plant (Curcuma zedoaria) of South Asia that has small yellow flowers, purple bracts, and starchy tuberous rhizomes and that is widely cultivated elsewhere.
- The dried rhizomes of this plant, used as a condiment and in perfumes, medicines, and cosmetics.
Origin of zedoaryMiddle English zeduarie, from Medieval Latin zeduaria, from Arabic zadwar, from Persian.