[ zin-juh-buh-rey-shuh s ]
/ ˌzɪn dʒə bəˈreɪ ʃəs /


belonging to the Zingiberaceae, the ginger family of plants.

Words nearby zingiberaceous

Compare ginger family.

Origin of zingiberaceous

1840–50; < New Latin Zingiberace(ae) family name (see ginger, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for zingiberaceous

/ (ˌzɪndʒɪbəˈreɪʃəs) /


of, relating to, or belonging to the Zingiberaceae, a family of tropical aromatic plants that typically have fleshy rhizomes and flowers in spikes or clusters: includes ginger and the plants yielding turmeric and cardamom

Word Origin for zingiberaceous

C19: via New Latin from zingiber ginger
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