Definition of "ginger" []

  • A plant (Zingiber officinale) of tropical southeast Asia having yellowish-green flowers and a pungent aromatic rhizome. (noun)
  • The rhizome of this plant, often dried and powdered and used as a spice. Also called gingerroot. (noun)
  • Any of several related plants having variously colored, often fragrant flowers. (noun)
  • Wild ginger. (noun)
  • A strong brown. (noun)
  • Any of several zingiberaceous plants of the genus Zingiber, esp Z. officinale of the East Indies, cultivated throughout the tropics for its spicy hot-tasting underground stem (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The underground stem of this plant, which is used fresh or powdered as a flavouring or crystallized as a sweetmeat (noun)
  • Any of certain related plants (noun)
  • A reddish-brown or yellowish-brown colour (noun)
  • (as adjective) (noun)
  • Liveliness; vigour (noun)
  • A person with ginger hair (noun)
  • To add the spice ginger to (a dish) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "ginger" in a sentence
  • "Take ginger bread for example: The real _ginger_ taste is there."
  • "The nature of ginger is warming and its flavor is aromatic and spicy."
  • "Log in to Reply sinbin2 (UID#2039) on August 31st, 2009 at 6: 07 pm and a ginger is born."