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Noun: ginseng  'jin,seng or jin'seng
  1. Aromatic root of ginseng plants
  2. Chinese herb with palmately compound leaves and small greenish flowers and forked aromatic roots believed to have medicinal powers
    - nin-sin, Panax ginseng, Panax schinseng, Panax pseudoginseng

Derived forms: ginsengs

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, root

Part of: American ginseng, genus Panax, Panax, Panax quinquefolius, sang

Encyclopedia: Ginseng, Kentucky