perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
ginger, powdered ginger(noun)
dried ground gingerroot
pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Asian cookery
pep, peppiness, ginger(adj)
liveliness and energy
"this tonic is guaranteed to give you more pep"
(used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color
"a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes"; "a ginger kitten"
add ginger to in order to add flavor
"ginger the soup"
To move gingerly.
a given name reserved for animals having ginger- or orange-coloured fur or feathers.
Origin: diminutive of Virginia, also from Latin Virgo (virgin or innocent individual. cf. Innocentius, the comparative form of the adjective innocent),.
a plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and West Indies. The species most known is Z. officinale
the hot and spicy rootstock of Zingiber officinale, which is much used in cookery and in medicine
Origin: [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.]
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
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-vera—çriñga, horn, vera, shape.]
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U.S. National Library of Medicine
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
Red-haired people are said to be ginger because Guinevre, the Queen at the Court of King Arthur, had red hair.
The numerical value of ginger in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of ginger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of ginger in a Sentence
Take two ginger capsules every hour with water.
Brewed tea with garlic, ginger, and black pepper makes a perfect marinade.
Harry, your just jealous cuz I can get ginger pussy and you cant, so fuck you
Ginger Rodgers did everything Fred Astair did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.
We're not mad on Posh, to be honest. If they were missing Baby or Ginger that would be a problem.
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Translations for ginger
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- gemmer, gemberAfrikaans
- زَنْجَبِيل, زنجبيلArabic
- gingebre, pèl-roigCatalan, Valencian
- zrzavý, zázvor, zázvorovýCzech
- πυρρόν, πυρρόξανθο, πυρρόξανθος, τζίντζερ, ξανθοκόκκινος, ξανθοκόκκινο, πιπερόριζαGreek
- gingembre, rouquin, roux, rousseFrench
- ג׳ינג׳י, ג׳ינג׳ית, זנגבילHebrew
- 赤毛, 生姜Japanese
- 생강, 生薑Korean
- лисест, ѓумбир, ѓумбиров, лисестаMacedonian
- ros, rosse, gemberDutch
- imbir, rudzielec, imbirowyPolish
- ruivo, gengibrePortuguese
- имбирь, рыжийRussian
- ryšavá, ryšavý, hrdzavá, hrdzavý, zázvorSlovak
- rdečkasta (barva), ingverSlovene
- ingefära, rödtottSwedish
- zencefil, kızılTurkish
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