Definition of kumkum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

kumkum

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkʊmkʊm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʊmkʊm//
 
[uncountable](Indian English)
 
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a red powder that is typically used by Hindu women to make a round mark on the forehead I applied kumkum to my forehead. The husband marks the parting in his wife's hair with red kumkum powder.