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Adjective: ginger  jin-ju(r)
  1. (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown colour
    "a ginger kitten";
    - gingery
Noun: ginger  jin-ju(r)
  1. Perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
     
  2. Dried ground gingerroot
    - powdered ginger
     
  3. Pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Asian cookery
    - gingerroot
     
  4. Liveliness and energy
    "this tonic is guaranteed to give you more ginger";
    - pep, peppiness
Verb: ginger  jin-ju(r)
  1. (cooking) add ginger to in order to add flavour
    "ginger the soup"

Derived forms: gingers, gingered, gingering

See also: colored [US], colorful [US], coloured [Brit, Cdn], colourful [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: flavor [US], flavorer [US], flavoring [US], flavour [Brit, Cdn], flavourer [Brit, Cdn], flavouring [Brit, Cdn], herb, herbaceous plant, life, liveliness, seasoner, seasoning, spice, spice up, spirit, sprightliness, zest

Part of: Canton ginger, common ginger, genus Zingiber, ginger ale, ginger pop, stem ginger, Zingiber, Zingiber officinale

Encyclopedia: Ginger, Washington