from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plant (Zingiber officinale) of tropical southeast Asia having yellowish-green flowers and a pungent aromatic rhizome.
- n. The rhizome of this plant, often dried and powdered and used as a spice. Also called gingerroot.
- n. Any of several related plants having variously colored, often fragrant flowers.
- n. Wild ginger.
- n. A strong brown.
- n. Informal Spirit and liveliness; vigor.
- transitive v. To spice with ginger.
- transitive v. Informal To make lively: A steel drum band gingered up the party.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any plant of a genus (Zingiber, especially Zingiber officinale) of tropical Asiatic and Polynesian herbs of a family (Zingiberaceae, the ginger family) with pungent aromatic rhizomes used as a condiment and as a stimulant and acarminative.
- n. The rhizome of this plant used as a spice either as it is or in dried powdered form.
- n. A reddish-brown colour/color.
- n. A person with reddish-brown hair; a redhead.
- n. vitality, vigour, liveliness (of character)
- adj. Of a reddish-brown colour.
- adj. flavoured with ginger.
- v. To add ginger to.
- v. To enliven, to spice (up).
- n. a homosexual.
- adj. homosexual.
- v. To move gingerly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and West Indies. The species most known is Zingiber officinale.
- n. The hot and spicy rootstock of Zingiber officinale, which is much used in cookery and in medicine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The rhizome, and also the light-yellow substance of the rhizome, of Zingiber officinale a reed-like perennial plant with annual leafy stems 3 or 4 feet high, and flowers in conical spikes borne on distinct leafless stems.
- Made of or flavored with ginger.
- Brittle; tender; delicate.
- To put some ‘ginger’ into (a person); shake up; revive.
- n. In the West Indies, any one of several species belonging to the genera Costus and Alpinia (Renealmia of many authors).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. liveliness and energy
- adj. (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color
- v. add ginger to in order to add flavor
- n. dried ground gingerroot
- n. perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
- n. pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Asian cookery
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.
Spicy-sweet candied ginger is a nice match for the tart, and sometimes bitter, grapefruit juice.
Any the Supper Inn for Chinese, especially the BBQ suckling pig and steamed oysters in ginger, and Dainty Sichuan for stinking hot chinese.
A certain ginger senior ‘police officer’ who has been the source of controversy over the last few years recently went out with a specialist unit of his large farce.
The easiest way to peel ginger is to scrape off the peel with the edge of a teaspoon.
Brave Sir Robin -- Greens in coconut milk with ginger is also very, very good!
This fragrance smells just like champagne or the fizzy bubbles in ginger ale.
I blasted off a bit early, picked me up some buttermilk and lo and behold, my secret ingredient, crystalized ginger from the bulk store.