a reedlike plant, Zingiber officinale, native to South Asia but now cultivated in many tropical countries, having a pungent, spicy rhizome used in cooking and medicine.: Compare ginger family.
any of various plants related to or similar to Zingiber officinale.
the rhizome of Zingiber officinale, ground, chopped, etc., and used as a flavoring.
Informal. piquancy; animation: There was plenty of ginger in their performance of the dance.
a yellowish or reddish brown.
to treat or flavor with ginger, the spicy rhizome of the Zingiber officinale plant.
Informal. to impart piquancy or spirit to; enliven (usually followed by up): to ginger up a talk with a few jokes.
flavored or made with ginger, the spicy rhizome of the Zingiber officinale plant.
How to use ginger in a sentence
The most strenuous thing about the recipe — and by “strenuous” I mean mildly time-consuming — was peeling and microplaning fresh ginger, because I am a ginger freak and thus always use at least twice the amount called for.
The duck bone broth, paired with thin rice noodles and crisp with scallions, fairly hums with ginger.At Lucky Danger, two talented chefs just want to have fun with their American Chinese food | Tom Sietsema | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Now there’s a ginger-ale version too, not that anyone asked for it.The Ghost of Noël Coward Is Nowhere to Be Found in the Dull Blithe Spirit | Stephanie Zacharek | February 19, 2021 | Time
Some studies show that ginger can have a therapeutic effect on nausea, though whether it brings significant or mild relief varies from person to person.Video games can cause motion sickness—here’s how to fight it | Sandra Gutierrez G. | February 2, 2021 | Popular-Science
There’s the basic categories you’d expect in a holiday cookie list — a linzer, a bar cookie, a ginger cookie — but all with a twist of some sort.Which Food Publication Won the 2020 Holiday Cookie Bake-off? | Eater Staff | December 4, 2020 | Eater
“I would recommend ginger tea first thing in the morning as a great way to ward off an upset stomach,” says White.
ginger discrimination—particularly among boys—is a real problem, says artist Thomas Knights.
The teasing is so common that is has been accepted as “the standard ginger bullying” by those who Knights has encountered.
The names continue to pour in: Rihanna, Scarlett Johansson, and Rose McGowan—even though their ginger locks were only temporary.
He finally felt comfortable enough to embrace his ginger roots.
Inside were twelve ginger cookies with scalloped edges, smelling faintly of cinnamon and sugar.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
You've done a big thing to-day, and if you hadn't had more pluck and ginger than common, it's a cinch you'd have lost out.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
ginger-beer could also be procured, and there were suspicions that the bottles so called contained something contraband.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
Cinnamon Fly,—feather from Landrail,—orange and straw coloured silk for body,—ginger hackle for legs.The Teesdale Angler | R Lakeland
The little bantam can crow quicker, oftener and with more ginger than any other rooster on the place.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
British Dictionary definitions for ginger
the underground stem of this plant, which is used fresh or powdered as a flavouring or crystallized as a sweetmeat
any of certain related plants
a reddish-brown or yellowish-brown colour
(as adjective): ginger hair
informal liveliness; vigour
(ˈɡɪŋə) informal a person with ginger hair
(tr) to add the spice ginger to (a dish)
- See also ginger up
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