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turmeric paper

noun
1.
paper treated with turmeric: used to indicate the presence of alkalis, which turn it brown, or of boric acid, which turns it reddish-brown.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10
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turmeric paper

noun
1.
(chem) paper impregnated with turmeric used as a test for alkalis, which turn it brown, and for boric acid, which turns it reddish brown
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