wild gingerwild ginger
any of a genus (Asarum) of perennial wildflowers of the birthwort family, found in temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere; esp., a creeping herb (A. canadense) of E North America with two heart-shaped leaves, small brownish flowers, and an aromatic root used as a ginger substitute
Any of various plants of the genus Asarum, especially A. canadense of eastern North America, having heart-shaped leaves, a solitary brownish flower, and an aromatic root.
(usually uncountable, plural wild gingers)
- Any of the many plants similar to ginger in appearance or aroma.