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Meaning of curcuma

cur•cu•ma

Pronunciation: (kûr'kyoo-mu), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various chiefly Old World plants belonging to the genus Curcuma, of the ginger family, as C. domestica, yielding turmeric, or C. zedoaria, yielding zedoary.
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