"ginger" Definition

Definitions for the word "ginger" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
A plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and West Indies. The species most known is Z. officinale.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
2. n.
The hot and spicy rootstock of Zingiber officinale, which is much used in cookery and in medicine.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
3. n.
1 a hot spicy root usu. Powdered for use in cooking, or preserved in syrup, or candied. B plant having this root. 2 light reddish-yellow. 3 spirit, mettle. adj. Of a ginger colour. v. 1 flavour with ginger. 2 (foll. By up) enliven. gingery adj. [old english and french, ultimately from sanskrit]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
4. slang
a showy, fast horse—as if he had been figged with GINGER under his tail; a red-haired man. Term commonly used in depreciation of a person’s appearance.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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