Ginger definition

jĭnjər
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Having sandy, reddish-brown fur or hair.
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The definition of ginger is an aromatic herb root stalk.

An example of ginger is an herb widely used for calming the stomach.

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The definition of ginger is invigorating or breathing life into something.

An example of ginger is someone inspiring a discouraged musician.

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(slang) A person who has red hair.
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(informal) Spirit and liveliness; vigor.
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(slang) A person who has red hair.
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Any of several related plants having variously colored, often fragrant flowers.
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Wild ginger.
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A sandy or reddish-brown color.
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(informal) An animal, esp. a cat, with ginger fur.
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(informal) A person with red hair; redhead.
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(person, proper) A feminine name.
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(informal) Spirit and liveliness; vigor.
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(informal) To invigorate; enliven.
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Ginger is defined as a sandy reddish color.

An example of ginger is the color hair of a natural redhead.

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A plant (Zingiber officinale) of tropical Southeast Asia having yellowish-green flowers and a pungent aromatic rhizome.
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The rhizome of this plant, used as a spice either fresh or in dried and powdered form.
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A strong brown.
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Any of several related plants having variously colored, often fragrant flowers.
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Wild ginger.
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To spice with ginger.
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(informal) To make lively.

A steel drum band gingered up the party.

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A plant (Zingiber officinale) of tropical Southeast Asia having yellowish-green flowers and a pungent aromatic rhizome.
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The rhizome of this plant, used as a spice either fresh or in dried and powdered form.
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A strong brown.
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To spice with ginger.
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(informal) To make lively.

A steel drum band gingered up the party.

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Designating a family (Zingiberaceae, order Zingiberales) of aromatic, monocotyledonous tropical plants, including galangal.
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Flavored with ginger.
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An Asian 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.
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The rhizome, or the spice made from it.
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(informal) Vigor; spirit.
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To flavor with ginger.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ginger
Plural:
gingers

Origin of ginger

  • 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition