/ˈkʊmkʊm/ (say 'koomkoom)

the coloured powder used by Indian women to make a bindi.
{Hindi kumkum saffron}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Kumkum — (Sanskrit कुङ्कुमम् kuṅkumam , Tamil குங்குமம் kungumam ) is a powder used for social and religious markings in Hinduism. It is either made from turmeric or saffron. The turmeric is dried and powdered with a bit of slaked lime, which turns the… …   Wikipedia

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  • kumkum — ˈku̇mˌku̇m noun ( s) Etymology: Hindi kuṅkum, from Sanskrit kuṅkuma saffron, perhaps of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew karkōm saffron, crocus more at crocus 1. : red turmeric powder used for making the distinctive Hindu mark on the forehead 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kumkum — Kụmkum   [arabisch] der, / (s), Qụmqum, im islamischen Kulturraum wohl seit dem 10. Jahrhundert hergestellte Spritzflasche aus Glas oder Metall zum Spenden von Rosenwasser …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • kumkum — [ kʊmkʊm] noun a red pigment used by Hindu women to make a mark on the forehead. Origin Hindi kumkumā, from Sanskrit kugkuma saffron …   English new terms dictionary

  • kumkum — kum·kum …   English syllables

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