What does shell ginger mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shellflower, shall-flower, shell ginger, Alpinia Zerumbet, Alpinia speciosa, Languas speciosa(noun)

    cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes


  1. shell ginger

    Shell ginger is a genus of perennial plants in the ginger family, native to Asia, particularly in the regions of the eastern Himalayas to Southwest China, Taiwan, Micronesia and Japan. Its botanical name is "Alpinia zerumbet". It is often grown for its ornamental qualities, particularly its attractive leaves and showy flowers that are reminiscent of seashells, hence the name 'Shell Ginger'. The plant can reach up to 3 meters in height and its leaves can be up to 50cm in length. It is also used in traditional medicine and its leaves are edible.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shell ginger in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shell ginger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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