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

  • n. a family of tropical monocotyledonous plants of order Musales


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  • The special day is timed to celebrate the opening of the new Tropical House, which features many exotic examples of the zingiberaceae plant family, also known as the ginger family.

    Celebrating being ginger


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