Definition of Zingiber

1. Noun. Tropical Asiatic and Polynesian perennial plants: ginger.

Exact synonyms: Genus Zingiber
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Zingiberaceae, Ginger Family, Zingiberaceae
Member holonyms: Ginger



Definition of Zingiber

1. Noun. Any member of the genus ''Zingiber'' of gingers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Zingiber

1. a plant related to ginger [n -S]

Medical Definition of Zingiber

1. 1. A plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and West Indies. The species most known is Z. Officinale. 2. The hot and spicy rootstock of Zingiber officinale, which is much used in cookery and in medicine. Ginger beer or ale, a mild beer impregnated with ginger. Ginger cordial, a liquor made from ginger, raisins, lemon rind, and water, and sometimes whisky or brandy. Ginger pop. See Ginger beer (above). Ginger wine, wine impregnated with ginger. Wild ginger, an American herb (Asarum Canadense) with two reniform leaves and a long, cordlike rootstock which has a strong taste of ginger. Origin: OE. Ginger, gingever, gingivere, OF. Gengibre, gingimbre, F. Gingembre, L. Zingiber, zingiberi, fr. Gr.; of Oriental origin; cf. Ar. & Pers. Zenjebil, fr. Skr. Gavera, prop, hornshaped; ga horn + vera body. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Zingiber

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zingel
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zinger
zingerone
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zingiber (current term)
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