Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to a natural order of plants (Scitamineae), mostly tropical herbs, including ginger, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Scitamineæ), mostly tropical herbs, including the ginger, Indian shot, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or belonging to the Scitamineæ.

Etymologies

From Latin scitamentum a delicacy, dainty. (Wiktionary)

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