Definition of yellow zedoary in English:

yellow zedoary


  • Wild turmeric, Curcuma aromatica, which is native to south Asia and has an aromatic, tuberous rhizome.

    Sometimes identified with cassumunar, which is usually thought to be the related plant Zingiber montanum.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in John Hill (bap. 1714, d. 1775), physician and actor.