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"


  1. ginger(Verb)

    To move gingerly.

  2. ginger(Noun)

    a homosexual.

  3. ginger(Adjective)


  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

  3. 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.]


  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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  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. Monica Reinagel:

    Take two ginger capsules every hour with water.

  2. Cynthia Sass:

    Brewed tea with garlic, ginger, and black pepper makes a perfect marinade.

  3. Isaac Hanson, you know the nerd bender:

    Harry, your just jealous cuz I can get ginger pussy and you cant, so fuck you

  4. Faith Whittlesey:

    Ginger Rodgers did everything Fred Astair did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.

  5. Mandy Phelan:

    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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