wild ginger


noun

any of various plants belonging to the genus Asarum, of the birthwort family, especially A. canadense, a woodland plant of eastern North America, having two heart-shaped leaves, a solitary reddish-brown flower, and a pungent rhizome.

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Origin of wild ginger

First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for wild ginger

wild ginger

noun

a North American plant, Asarum canadense, having a solitary brownish flower and an aromatic root: family AristolochiaceaeSee also asarabacca, asarum
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