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Webster 1913 Edition


Zedoary

Zed′o-a-ry

,
Noun.
[F.
zédoaire
, LL.
zedoaria
; cf. It.
zedoaria
,
zettovario
, Pg.
zedoaria
, Sp.
zedoaria
,
cedoaria
; all fr. Ar. & Per.
zedw[GREEK]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.
☞ It is the rhizome of different species of
Curcuma
, esp.
Curcuma 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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Zedoary

ZEDOARY

,
Noun.
A medicinal root, belonging to a plant growing in the East Indies, whose leaves resemble those of ginger, only they are longer and broader. It comes in oblong pieces, about the thickness of the little finger, and two or three inches in length. It is a warm stomachic.

Definition 2021


zedoary

zedoary

English

Noun

zedoary (countable and uncountable, plural zedoaries)

  1. Curcuma zedoaria, a perennial herb native to India and Indonesia.

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