- ginger jar,
- ginger lily,
- ginger nut,
- ginger up,
- ginger wine,
- gingerbread palm,
- gingerbread plum,
- gingerbread tree,
Origin of gingerbread
Examples from the Web for gingerbread
I don't think I was expecting a gingerbread house but I expected something a little more fun.
Merton said that on Friday, Olivia had been excited to get home from school and make a gingerbread house.Family of Olivia Engel, Lost in Newtown, Remembers Their Daughter|Matthew DeLuca|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Chocolate melts, cotton candy disintegrates, graham-cracker walls separate, and gingerbread roofs eventually cave in.
You've seen gingerbread houses...but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement?
NE day, the cook went into the kitchen to make some gingerbread.The Little Gingerbread Man|G. H. P.
Why, she stuck her tongue out at me and call me gingerbread man.The Flower Girl of The Chteau d'Eau, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVI)|Charles Paul de Kock
Really, Mr. Gingerbread Man, I think you are very good eating for a hungry fox.Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades|Florence Holbrook
"Still, you'd better try them," persisted the gingerbread man.John Dough and the Cherub|L. Frank Baum
One highly important ceremony, to the minds of the children, was yet to come,—the presentation of the gingerbread.From Gretna Green to Land's End|Katharine Lee Bates
- a rolled biscuit, similarly flavoured, cut into various shapes and sometimes covered with icing
- (as modifier)gingerbread man
- an elaborate but unsubstantial ornamentation
- (as modifier)gingerbread style of architecture
late 13c., gingerbrar, from Old French ginginbrat "ginger preserve," from Medieval Latin gingimbratus "gingered," from gingiber (see ginger). The ending changed by folk etymology to -brede "bread," a formation attested by mid-14c. Originally "preserved ginger," the meaning "a kind of spiced cake" is from 15c. Figurative use, "showy, insubstantial" is from c.1600. Sense of "fussy decoration on a house" is first recorded 1757; gingerbread-work (1748) was a sailor's term for carved decoration on a ship.