Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of stove herbs of the family Zinziberaceæ, cultivated for both the foliage and the racemes or panicles of flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a genus of perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger-scented rhizomes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger-scented rhizomes

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  • Other significant aromatics in traditional Japanese perfumery are gum-resins such as borneol and camphor, myrrh, frankincense and benzoin; roots such as galangal alpinia and spikenard; patchouli leaves; and spices – cloves, cassia, cinnamon and star anise.

    Kimono and Incense

  • Other significant aromatics in traditional Japanese perfumery are gum-resins such as borneol and camphor, myrrh, frankincense and benzoin; roots such as galangal alpinia and spikenard; patchouli leaves; and spices – cloves, cassia, cinnamon and star anise.

    Archive 2009-01-01

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