Ginger

Gin"ger

(?), n. [OE. ginger, gingever, gingivere, OF. gengibre, gingimbre, F. gingembre, L. zingiber, zingiberi, fr. Gr. ; of Oriental origin; cf. Ar. & Pers. zenjebl, fr. Skr. gavra, prop., hornshaped; ga horn + vra body.]
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1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and West Indies. The species most known is Zingiber officinale.
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2. The hot and spicy rootstock of Zingiber officinale, which is much used in cookery and in medicine.
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Ginger ale (a) a soft drink flavored with ginger and carbonated. (a) See ginger beer, below. -- Ginger beer or Ginger 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 ale (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.
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