zedoary

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zedoary

(zĕd′ō-ĕr′ē)
n. pl. zedoar·ies
1. A plant (Curcuma zedoaria) of South Asia that has small yellow flowers, purple bracts, and starchy tuberous rhizomes and that is widely cultivated elsewhere.
2. The dried rhizomes of this plant, used as a condiment and in perfumes, medicines, and cosmetics.

zedoary (zedˑ ·ō·erˈ·ē),

n, Latin name:
Curcuma zedoaria; part used: rhizome; uses: condiment, digestion; relieves colic and flatulence; precautions: none known. Also called
wild turmeric, amb halad, and
gandhmul.