What does ginger mean?

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ˈdʒɪn dʒərgin·ger

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. ginger(Verb)

    To move gingerly.

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

  2. ginger(Noun)

    a homosexual.

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

  3. ginger(Adjective)

    homosexual.

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

  4. Ginger(ProperNoun)

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

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

  5. Ginger(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from English and nickname.

    Etymology: A diminutive of Virginia; also a nickname for someone or something with ginger-coloured hair.

  6. Ginger(ProperNoun)

    A male nickname.

    Etymology: A diminutive of Virginia; also a nickname for someone or something with ginger-coloured hair.

  7. Ginger(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: A diminutive of Virginia; also a nickname for someone or something with ginger-coloured hair.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ginger(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. ginger, gingever, gingivere, OF. gengibre, gingimbre, F. gingembre, L. zingiber, zingiberi, fr. Gr. ; of Oriental origin; cf. Ar. & Pers. zenjebl, fr. Skr. gavra, prop., hornshaped; ga horn + vra body.]

  2. Ginger(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. ginger, gingever, gingivere, OF. gengibre, gingimbre, F. gingembre, L. zingiber, zingiberi, fr. Gr. ; of Oriental origin; cf. Ar. & Pers. zenjebl, fr. Skr. gavra, prop., hornshaped; ga horn + vra body.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ginger

    jin′jėr, n. the root of a plant in the East and West Indies, with a hot and spicy taste, useful as a condiment or stomachic.—ns. Gingerade′, an aerated drink flavoured with ginger; Gin′gerbeer, an effervescent drink flavoured with ginger; Gin′gerbread, sweet bread flavoured with ginger; Gin′ger-cor′dial, a cordial made of ginger, lemon-peel, raisins, water, and sometimes spirits; Gin′gernut, a small cake flavoured with ginger and sweetened with molasses.—adj. Gin′gerous, like ginger.—ns. Gin′gerpop, weak gingerbeer; Gin′gersnap, a thin brittle cake spiced with ginger; Gin′ger-wine, a liquor made by the fermentation of sugar and water, and flavoured with various spices, chiefly ginger.—Gingerbread ware, or work, cheap and tawdry ornamental work.—Take the gilt off the gingerbread, to destroy the illusion. [M. E. gingivere—O. Fr. gengibre—L. zingiber—Gr. zingiberis—Sans. çriñga-veraçriñga, horn, vera, shape.]

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.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Ginger

    Red-haired people are said to be ginger because Guinevre, the Queen at the Court of King Arthur, had red hair.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ginger in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ginger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of ginger in a Sentence

  1. Leon Campbell:

    I'll be more interested in this (royal baby) because Harry is the cool one, ... he's the wild card, he's the ginger one.

  2. Gerard Mullin:

    As a digestive disease specialist I frequently recommend the spice ginger in the form of tea for nausea and abdominal discomfort.

  3. Rachel Begun:

    The flavor is rich from the walnuts and cocoa powder, and thecombination of orange, dates and vanilla make it sweet. The ginger adds a nice touch of zing.

  4. Mayo Clinic:

    CNN wrote. According to CNN, Plumbotold the reporters that Mayo staffers consented to the off-the-record meeting with hopes that the news organization would reconsider its decision to run the story about Gilderhus ’ escape. CNN said that Ginger Plumbo said Mayo officials would answer the news outlet's questions on the record if Alyssa Gilderhus signed a consent form – which Alyssa Gilderhus signed. However, CNN said The Mayo Clinic then declined to answer questions and provided a statement instead. Following careful review of the situation in question, we have determined that the version of events provided by certain patient family members to CNN are not supported by the facts nor do they track with the direct observations of numerous others who were involved. We feel we have provided CNN with more than ample information to support our findings and are deeply disappointed that the producers have chosen to pursue a false story based on a pre-determined narrative, we will not address these questionable allegations or publicly share the facts of this complex situation, because we do not believe it's in the best interest of the patient and the family.

  5. Mayor Ginger Nelson:

    Because they're critical and they can not close, they continued working, and they work side-by-side to do their jobs. But also just the nature of any manufacturing, any large employer where Mayor Ginger Nelson have thousands of employees showing up on certain shift times, they walk through the hallways together, they change in the same locker rooms together, they eat during their breaks or during lunch hour, they eat in the same cafeteria.

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