[syn: ginger, gingery]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ginger \Gin"ger\, n. [OE. ginger, gingever, gingivere, OF.
gengibre, gingimbre, F. gingembre, L. zingiber, zingiberi,
fr. Gr. ?; of Oriental origin; cf. Ar. & Pers. zenjeb[imac]l,
fr. Skr. [,c][.r][.n]gav["e]ra, prop., hornshaped; ???ga horn
+ v["e]ra body.]
1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and
West Indies. The species most known is Zingiber
2. The hot and spicy rootstock of Zingiber officinale,
which is much used in cookery and in medicine.
(a) a soft drink flavored with ginger and carbonated.
(a) See ginger beer, below.
Ginger beer or Ginger ale, a mild beer impregnated with
Ginger cordial, a liquor made from ginger, raisins, lemon
rind, and water, and sometimes whisky or brandy.
Ginger pop. See Ginger ale (above).
Ginger wine, wine impregnated with ginger.
Wild ginger (Bot.), an American herb (Asarum Canadense)
with two reniform leaves and a long, cordlike rootstock
which has a strong taste of ginger.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-
brown color; "a man with gingery hair and bright blue
eyes"; "a ginger kitten" [syn: ginger, gingery]
n 1: perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes
and leafy reedlike stems
2: dried ground gingerroot [syn: ginger, powdered ginger]
3: pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a
seasoning especially in Asian cookery [syn: ginger,
4: liveliness and energy; "this tonic is guaranteed to give you
more pep" [syn: pep, peppiness, ginger]
v 1: add ginger to in order to add flavor; "ginger the soup"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
41 Moby Thesaurus words for "ginger":
aggressiveness, bang, bite, briskness, dash, drive, enterprise,
fire, get-up-and-go, guts, hotness, initiative, kick, liveliness,
nip, nippiness, pep, pepper, pepperiness, piss and vinegar,
pizzazz, poop, punch, push, raciness, relish, snap, snappiness,
spice, spiciness, spunk, starch, tang, tanginess, thrust, verve,
vim, zest, zestfulness, zing, zip
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
A simple functional language from the University of
Warwick with parallel constructs.