(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.Milton.
(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.
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*ic), a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to turmeric; resembling, or obtained from, turmeric; specif.,
designating an acid obtained by the oxidation of turmerol.
(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
And there I'll rest, as after much turmoil,Shak.
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.Spenser.
(Tur*moil"), v. i. To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion. [Obs.] Milton.