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From Hindi कुमकुम (kumkum).

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kumkum (uncountable)

  1. A red powder, made from saffron or turmeric, used ceremonially by Hindu women to make various markings on the body, especially the tilak.
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 197:
      A maid passed her the gold thali with a lamp and kumkum and turmeric powder in it.
    • 2015, Tridip Suhrud, translating Govardhanram Madhavram Tripathi, Sarasvatichandra I, Orient BlackSwan 2015, p. 134:
      Saubhagya Devi sent Alak Kishori to fetch kumkum.

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kumkum

  1. Alternative spelling of kum kum