HyperDic: ginger

English > 6 senses of the word ginger:
NOUNplantgingerperennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
foodginger, powdered gingerdried ground gingerroot
foodginger, gingerrootpungent rhizome of the common ginger plant
attributeginger, pep, peppinessliveliness and energy
VERBperceptiongingeradd ginger / ginger to in order to add flavor
ADJECTIVEallginger, gingery(used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color
ginger > pronunciation
Soundsjhih'njher
RhymesAlger ... wager: 53 rhymes with jher...
English > ginger: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color.
Examples
  • "a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes"
  • "a ginger kitten"
Synonymgingery
Broadercolored, coloured, colorfulHaving color or a certain color
Catalanpèl-roig, roig
English > ginger: 6 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaningperennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems.
Member ofZingiber, genus ZingiberTropical Asiatic and Polynesian perennial plants
Narrowercommon ginger, Canton ginger, stem ginger, Zingiber officinaleTropical Asian plant widely cultivated for its pungent root
galangal, Alpinia galangaSoutheastern Asian perennial with aromatic roots
lesser galangal, Alpinia officinarum, Alpinia officinalisChinese perennial with pyramidal racemes of white flowers and pungent aromatic roots used medicinally and as flavoring
red ginger, Alpinia purpurataAn ornamental ginger native to Pacific islands
shellflower, shall-flower, shell ginger, Alpinia Zerumbet, Alpinia speciosa, Languas speciosacultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes
Broaderherb, herbaceous plantA plant lacking a permanent woody stem
Substancesgingerolderived from ginger
Spanishjengibre, zingiber officinale
Catalangengebre, gingebre
English > ginger: 6 senses > noun 2, food
Meaningdried ground gingerroot.
Synonympowdered ginger
BroaderspiceAny of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
Substancesginger, gingerrootpungent rhizome of the common ginger plant
Spanishjengibre
Catalangingebre
Verbsgingeradd ginger / ginger to in order to add flavor
English > ginger: 6 senses > noun 3, food
Meaningpungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Asian cookery.
Synonymgingerroot
Part ofcommon ginger, Canton ginger, stem ginger, Zingiber officinaleTropical Asian plant widely cultivated for its pungent root
Broaderflavorer, flavourer, flavoring, flavouring, seasoner, seasoningSomething added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
Substance ofginger, powdered gingerdried ground gingerroot
ginger ale, ginger popginger-flavored carbonated drink
Spanishjengibre
Catalangingebre
Verbsgingeradd ginger / ginger to in order to add flavor
English > ginger: 6 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningliveliness and energy.
Synonymspep, peppiness
Broaderliveliness, life, spirit, sprightlinessanimation and energy in action or expression / expression
Spanishalma, empuje, energía, ímpetu
Catalanànima, energia, ímpetu
English > ginger: 6 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningadd ginger / ginger to in order to add flavor.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"ginger the soup"
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Broaderzest, spice, spice upadd herbs or spices / spices to
Spanishechar jengibre
Nounsgingerdried ground gingerroot
gingerpungent rhizome of the common ginger plant

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