Definitions for GINGERˈdʒɪn dʒər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gin•gerˈdʒɪn dʒər(n.)

  1. a reedlike plant, Zingiber officinale, native to SE Asia but now cultivated in most tropical countries, having a pungent spicy rhizome used in cookery and medicine.

    Category: Plants

  2. any of various related or similar plants.

    Category: Plants

  3. piquancy; animation.

    Category: Informal

  4. a reddish brown.

  5. (v.t.)to flavor with ginger.

  6. to enliven (usu. fol. by up):

    to ginger up a talk with jokes.

    Category: Informal

  7. (adj.)flavored or made with ginger.

Origin of ginger:

bef. 1000; < OE gingiber < L gingiber, for zingiberi < Gk zingíberis蠐 Indo-Aryan (cf. Pali siṅgivēra-) < Dravidian

gin′ger•y(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ginger(noun)

    perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems

  2. ginger, powdered ginger(noun)

    dried ground gingerroot

  3. ginger, gingerroot(noun)

    pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Asian cookery

  4. pep, peppiness, ginger(adj)

    liveliness and energy

    "this tonic is guaranteed to give you more pep"

  5. ginger, gingery(verb)

    (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color

    "a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes"; "a ginger kitten"

  6. ginger(verb)

    add ginger to in order to add flavor

    "ginger the soup"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ginger(noun)ʤˈɪnʤɚ

    a root used to give flavor to food

    chicken with ginger and sesame

  2. ginger(adjective)ʤˈɪnʤɚ

    (of hair) reddish-orange in color

Wiktionary

  1. ginger(Verb)

    To move gingerly.

  2. ginger(Noun)

    a homosexual.

  3. ginger(Adjective)

    homosexual.

  4. Ginger(ProperNoun)

    .

  5. Ginger(ProperNoun)

    a given name reserved for animals having ginger- or orange-coloured fur or feathers.

  6. Origin: diminutive of Virginia, also from Latin Virgo (virgin or innocent individual. cf. Innocentius, the comparative form of the adjective innocent),.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ginger(noun)

    a plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and West Indies. The species most known is Z. officinale

  2. Ginger(noun)

    the hot and spicy rootstock of Zingiber officinale, which is much used in cookery and in medicine

Freebase

  1. Ginger

    Ginger or ginger root is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale, consumed as a delicacy, medicine, or spice. It lends its name to its genus and family. Other notable members of this plant family are turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. Ginger cultivation began in South Asia and has since spread to East Africa and the Caribbean.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. ginger

    See saga.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ginger

    Deciduous plant rich in volatile oil (OILS, VOLATILE). It is used as a flavoring agent and has many other uses both internally and topically.


Translations for GINGER

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ginger(adjective)

flavoured with ginger.

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