[ jin-jer-root, -roo t ]
/ ˈdʒɪn dʒərˌrut, -ˌrʊt /
the rhizome of the ginger plant.
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Also called root ginger, race ginger, race.
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British Dictionary definitions for root ginger
the raw underground stem of the ginger plant used finely chopped or grated, esp in Chinese dishes
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