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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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[=i]l, 
  fr  Skr.  ???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  {Z.  officinale}. 
 
  2.  The  hot  and  spicy  rootstock  of  {Zingiber  officinale}, 
  which  is  much  used  in  cookery  and  in  medicine. 
 
  {Ginger}  {beer  or  ale},  a  mild  beer  impregnated  with  ginger. 
 
 
  {Ginger  cordial},  a  liquor  made  from  ginger,  raisins,  lemon 
  rind,  and  water,  and  sometimes  whisky  or  brandy. 
 
  {Ginger  pop}.  See  {Ginger  beer}  (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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ginger 
  adj  :  (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:  {gingery}] 
  n  1:  perennial  plants  having  thick  branching  aromatic  rhizomes 
  and  leafy  reedlike  stems 
  2:  dried  ground  gingerroot  [syn:  {powdered  ginger}] 
  3:  pungent  rhizome  of  the  common  ginger  plant;  used  fresh  as  a 
  seasoning  especially  in  Oriental  cookery  [syn:  {gingerroot}] 
  4:  liveliness  and  energy;  "this  tonic  is  guaranteed  to  give  you 
  more  pep"  [syn:  {pep},  {peppiness}] 
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  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  ginger  n.  See  {saga}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Ginger 
 
  A  simple  {functional  language}  from  the  {University  of 
  Warwick}  with  parallel  constructs. 
 
  (1994-11-02) 
 
 




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