Definitions for: Ginger


[n] liveliness and energy; "this tonic is guaranteed to give you more pep"
[n] pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Oriental cookery
[n] dried ground gingerroot
[n] perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
[adj] (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color; "a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes"; "a ginger kitten"
[v] add ginger to



Webster (1913) Definition: Gin"ger, n. [OE. ginger, gingever, gingivere, OF.
gengibre, gingimbre, F. gingembre, L. zingiber, zingiberi,
fr. Gr. ?; of Oriental origin; cf. Ar. & Pers. zenjeb[=i]l,
fr. Skr. ???gav["e]ra, prop., hornshaped; ???ga horn +
v["e]ra body.]
1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and
West Indies. The species most known is Z. officinale.

2. The hot and spicy rootstock of Zingiber officinale,
which is much used in cookery and in medicine.

Ginger beer or ale, a mild beer impregnated with ginger.


Ginger cordial, a liquor made from ginger, raisins, lemon
rind, and water, and sometimes whisky or brandy.

Ginger pop. See Ginger beer (above).

Ginger wine, wine impregnated with ginger.

Wild ginger (Bot.), an American herb (Asarum Canadense)
with two reniform leaves and a long, cordlike rootstock
which has a strong taste of ginger.

Synonyms: colored, colorful, coloured, gingerroot, gingery, in color(p), pep, peppiness

See Also: Alpinia galanga, Alpinia officinalis, Alpinia officinarum, Alpinia purpurata, Alpinia speciosa, Alpinia Zerumbet, Canton ginger, Canton ginger, common ginger, common ginger, flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, galangal, genus Zingiber, ginger, ginger ale, ginger pop, gingerol, herb, herbaceous plant, Languas speciosa, lesser galangal, life, liveliness, powdered ginger, red ginger, seasoner, seasoning, shell ginger, shellflower, spice, spice, spice up, spirit, sprightliness, stem ginger, stem ginger, Zingiber, Zingiber officinale, Zingiber officinale

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