- the dried rhizome and roots of wild ginger that yield an acrid resin and a volatile, aromatic oil, used chiefly as a flavoring.
Origin of asarum
Examples from the Web for asarum
Historical Examples of asarum
True ginger must not be confounded with "wild ginger," which is a small herbaceous plant (Asarum canadense) of the United States.
The long, slender rhizomes of Asarum have a pungent, aromatic taste similar to ginger.
It also feeds upon wild ginger or Asarum and probably upon other plants.Butterflies Worth Knowing
Clarence M. Weed
- the dried strong-scented root of the wild ginger plant: a flavouring agent and source of an aromatic oil used in perfumery, formerly used in medicine