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gingerroot

[ jin-jer-root, -root ]
/ ˈdʒɪn dʒərˌrut, -ˌrʊt /
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noun
the rhizome of the ginger plant.
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Also called root gin·ger [root-jin-jer, root], /ˈrut ˌdʒɪn dʒər, ˈrʊt/, race gin·ger [reys-jin-jer], /ˈreɪs ˌdʒɪn dʒər/, race .

Origin of gingerroot

First recorded in 1590–1600 as ginger root; current spelling dates from 1830–35; ginger + root1
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