The definition of ginger is an aromatic herb root stalk.noun
An example of ginger is an herb widely used for calming the stomach.
Ginger is defined as a sandy reddish color.adjective
An example of ginger is the color hair of a natural redhead.
The definition of ginger is invigorating or breathing life into something.verb
An example of ginger is someone inspiring a discouraged musician.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME gingere, gingivere < OE gingifer & OFr gingivre, both < ML gingiber < L zingiber < Gr zingiberi < Pali siṅgivera
- an Asiatic herb (Zingiber officinale) of the ginger family, widely cultivated in the tropics for its aromatic rhizome, used as a spice or perfume and in medicine
- the rhizome, or the spice made from it
- a sandy or reddish-brown color
- ☆ Informal vigor; spirit
- to flavor with ginger
- to invigorate; enliven
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- A plant (Zingiber officinale) of tropical southeast Asia having yellowish-green flowers and a pungent aromatic rhizome.
- The rhizome of this plant, often dried and powdered and used as a spice. Also called gingerroot.
- a. Any of several related plants having variously colored, often fragrant flowers.b. Wild ginger.
- A strong brown.
- Informal Spirit and liveliness; vigor.
- To spice with ginger.
- Informal To make lively: A steel drum band gingered up the party.
Origin: Middle English gingivere, from Old English gingifer and from Old French gingivre, both from Medieval Latin gingiber, from Latin zingiberi, from Greek zingiberis, of Middle Indic origin (akin to Pali singiveram), from Dravidian : akin to Tamil iñci, ginger (of southeast Asian origin) + Tamil vēr, root.
- ginˈger·y adjective