Definition of Shell ginger
1. Noun. Cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes.
Generic synonyms: Ginger
Group relationships: Alpinia, Genus Alpinia, Genus Languas, Genus Zerumbet
Lexicographical Neighbors of Shell Ginger
Literary usage of Shell ginger
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Edinburgh Gazetteer, Or Geographical Dictionary ...: Accompanied by an Atlas (1822)
"... tortoise shell, ginger, and cassia. The native merchant« being very poor, Europeans on their arrival must advance a third or a half of the future cargo, ..."