Definition of Ginger family
1. Noun. A family of tropical monocotyledonous plants of order Musales.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Musales, Order Musales
Member holonyms: Genus Zingiber, Zingiber, Curcuma, Genus Curcuma, Alpinia, Genus Alpinia, Genus Languas, Genus Zerumbet, Aframomum, Genus Aframomum, Elettaria, Genus Elettaria
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Literary usage of Ginger family
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1. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"... ;E, OR ginger family. Perennial herbs characterized by long or tuberous rhizomes and strongly thickened roots. They are indigenous to the tropics V FIG. ..."
2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1906)
"Of these families the ginger family is the largest, containing more than three hundred species.. In this family is found the ginger-plant (Zingiber ..."
3. Sri Lanka by Elke Frey, Gerhard Lemmer, Jayanthi Namasivayam (2001)
"The original forests of Sri Lanka are therefore an ideal habitat; the plant, which actually belongs to the ginger family, needs plenty of shade and grows in ..."