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ginger

[ jin-jer ]
/ ˈdʒɪn dʒər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to treat or flavor with ginger.
Informal. to impart piquancy or spirit to; enliven (usually followed by up): to ginger up a talk with a few jokes.

adjective

flavored or made with ginger.

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Origin of ginger

before 1000; Middle English ginger, gingivere<Old French gingivre<Latin gingiber, for zingiberi<Greek zingíberis; replacing Old English gingiber<Latin, as above

Definition for ginger (2 of 2)

Ginger
[ jin-jer ]
/ ˈdʒɪn dʒər /

noun

a female given name, form of Virginia or Regina.
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British Dictionary definitions for ginger

ginger
/ (ˈdʒɪndʒə) /

noun

verb

(tr) to add the spice ginger to (a dish)
See also ginger up

Word Origin for ginger

C13: from Old French gingivre, from Medieval Latin gingiber, from Latin zinziberi, from Greek zingiberis, probably from Sanskrit śr̄ngaveram, from śr̄nga- horn + vera- body, referring to its shape
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