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turmeric

noun [U] uk   /ˈtɜː.mər.ɪk/ us    /ˈtɝː.mɚ-/
a yellow powder, used as a spice to flavour particular foods, especially curry, and give them a yellow colour. It is made from the root of an Asian plant.Herbs and spices
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