zedoary


zedoary

noun

  1. an East Indian drug consisting of the rhizome of either of two species of curcuma, Curcuma zedoaria or C. aromatica, used as a stimulant.

noun

  1. the dried rhizome of the tropical Asian plant Curcuma zedoaria, used as a stimulant and a condiment: family Zingiberaceae

n.

  1. An Indian plant that has yellow flowers, purple bracts, and starchy tuberous rhizomes.
  2. The dried rhizomes of this plant that are used as a condiment as well as in perfumes, medicines, and cosmetics.

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