- a Chinese ceramic jar having a wide mouth, a globular body, and a dome-shaped cover.
Origin of ginger jar
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for ginger jar
Besides which, fooling about, you might upset the ginger-jar.They and I
Jerome K. Jerome
Mr. Dusante now took up the ginger-jar and approached Mrs. Lecks.The Dusantes
Frank R. Stockton
I have given the ginger-jar a note of hand for two dollars from the cigar-box, and it has resumed business at the old stand.Polly Oliver's Problem
Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
Mr. Dusante was fully determined to go on with us until he had recovered possession of the ginger-jar.
He left his island to place in the hands of Mrs. Lecks, on behalf of her party, the ginger-jar with the money inclosed.