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ˈdʒɪn sɛŋgin·seng

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ginsengnoun

    aromatic root of ginseng plants

  2. ginseng, nin-sin, Panax ginseng, Panax schinseng, Panax pseudoginsengnoun

    Chinese herb with palmately compound leaves and small greenish flowers and forked aromatic roots believed to have medicinal powers

Wiktionary

  1. ginsengnoun

    Any of several plants, of the genus Panax, having forked roots supposed to have medicinal properties.

  2. ginsengnoun

    The root of such a plant, or an extract of these roots.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ginsengnoun

    a plant of the genus Aralia, the root of which is highly valued as a medicine among the Chinese. The Chinese plant (Aralia Schinseng) has become so rare that the American (A. quinquefolia) has largely taken its place, and its root is now an article of export from America to China. The root, when dry, is of a yellowish white color, with a sweetness in the taste somewhat resembling that of licorice, combined with a slight aromatic bitterness

    Etymology: [Chinese.]

Freebase

  1. Ginseng

    Ginseng is any one of 11 species of slow-growing perennial plants with fleshy roots, belonging to the genus Panax of the family Araliaceae. Ginseng is found only in the Northern Hemisphere, in North America and in eastern Asia, typically in cooler climates. Panax vietnamensis, discovered in Vietnam, is the southernmost ginseng known. This article focuses on the series Panax ginsengs, which are the adaptogenic herbs, principally Panax ginseng and P. quinquefolius. Ginseng is characterized by the presence of ginsenosides. Siberian ginseng is in the same family, but not genus, as true ginseng. Like ginseng, it is considered to be an adaptogenic herb. The active compounds in Siberian ginseng are eleutherosides, not ginsenosides. Instead of a fleshy root, Siberian ginseng has a woody root.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ginseng

    jin′seng, n. a plant of genus Aralia, and its root, a Chinese panacea for exhaustion of body or mind. [Chin. jin-tsan.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ginseng

    A Chinese root, formerly highly prized for its restorative virtues, and greatly valued among the items of a cargo. It is now almost out of the Materia Medica.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ginseng in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ginseng in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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