- belonging to the Zingiberaceae, the ginger family of plants.
Compare ginger family.
Origin of zingiberaceous
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- of, relating to, or belonging to the Zingiberaceae, a family of tropical aromatic plants that typically have fleshy rhizomes and flowers in spikes or clusters: includes ginger and the plants yielding turmeric and cardamom
C19: via New Latin from zingiber ginger
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