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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Zedoary  \Zed"o*a*ry\,  n.  [F.  z['e]doaire,  LL  zedoaria  cf  It 
  zedoaria  zettovario  Pg  zedoaria  Sp  zedoaria  cedoaria 
  all  fr  Ar  &  Per.  zedw?r.]  (Med.) 
  A  medicinal  substance  obtained  in  the  East  Indies,  having  a 
  fragrant  smell,  and  a  warm,  bitter,  aromatic  taste.  It  is 
  used  in  medicine  as  a  stimulant. 
 
  Note:  It  is  the  rhizome  of  different  species  of  {Curcuma}, 
  esp.  {C.  zedoaria},  and  comes  in  short,  firm  pieces, 
  externally  of  a  wrinkled  gray,  ash-colored  appearance, 
  but  within  of  a  brownish  red  color.  There  are  two 
  kinds,  round  zedoary,  and  long  zedoary. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curcuma  \Cur"cu*ma\  (k?r"k?-m?),  n.  [Cf.  F.,  It.,  &  Sp  curcuma; 
  all  fr  Ar  kurkum  Cf  {Turmeric}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  plants  of  the  order  {Scitamine[ae]},  including  the 
  turmeric  plant  ({Curcuma  longa}). 
 
  {Curcuma  paper}.  (Chem.)  See  {Turmeric  paper},  under 
  {Turmeric}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Curcuma 
  n  :  tropical  Asiatic  perennial  herbs  [syn:  {Curcuma},  {genus 
  Curcuma}] 




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