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A variety of Curcuma plant used to produce a yellow dye used in watercolor washes. Zedoary is grown in India and southeast Asia. See Curcuma.

Synonyms and Related Terms

curcuma; saffron; turmeric

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 360
  • R.D. Harley, Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835, Butterworth Scientific, London, 1982
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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