Turmeric paper(Chem.), paper impregnated with turmeric and used as a test for alkaline substances, by which it is changed from yellow to brown.Turmeric root. (Bot.) (a) Bloodroot. (b) Orangeroot.

(Tur"mer*ol) n. [Turmeric + L. oleum oil.] (Chem.) Turmeric oil, a brownish yellow, oily substance extracted from turmeric by ligroin.

(Tur"moil) n. [Of uncertain origin; perhaps fr. OF. tremouille the hopper of a mill, trembler to tremble (cf. E. tremble); influenced by E. turn and moil.] Harassing labor; trouble; molestation by tumult; disturbance; worrying confusion.

And there I'll rest, as after much turmoil,
A blessed soul doth in Elysium.

(Tur*moil") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Turmoiled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Turmoiling.] To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry. [Obs.]

It is her fatal misfortune . . . to be miserably tossed and turmoiled with these storms of affliction.

(Tur*moil"), v. i. To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion. [Obs.] Milton.

(Tur"kis) n. (Min.) Turquois. [Obs.]

(Turk"ish) a. Of or pertaining to Turkey or the Turks.n. The language spoken by Turks, esp. that of the people of Turkey.Turk"ish*ly, adv.Turk"ish*ness, n.

(Turk"ism) n. Same as Turcism.

(Tur"kle) n. A turtle. [Obs. or Illiterate]

(Turk"o) n.; pl. Turkos [F. turco.] One of a body of native Algerian tirailleurs in the French army, dressed as a Turk. [Written also Turco.]

(Tur*kois") n. & a. Turquoise.

(Tur"ko*man) n.; pl. Turkomans Same as Turcoman.

(Tur"lu*pin) n. [F.] (Fr. Eccl. Hist.) One of the precursors of the Reformation; — a nickname corresponding to Lollard, etc.

(Turm) n. [L. turma.] A troop; a company. [Obs. or Poetic]

Legions and cohorts, turms of horse and wings.

(Tur"ma*line) n. (Min.) See Tourmaline.

(Tur"mer*ic) n. [F. terre- mérite, NL. terramerita, turmerica; apparently meaning, excellent earth, but perhaps a corruption of Ar. kurkum. Cf. Curcuma.]

1. (Bot.) An East Indian plant of the genus Curcuma, of the Ginger family.

2. The root or rootstock of the Curcuma longa. It is externally grayish, but internally of a deep, lively yellow or saffron color, and has a slight aromatic smell, and a bitterish, slightly acrid taste. It is used for a dye, a medicine, a condiment, and a chemical test.

(Tur"mer*ic), a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to turmeric; resembling, or obtained from, turmeric; specif., designating an acid obtained by the oxidation of turmerol.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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