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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ginseng  \Gin"seng\,  n.  [Chinese.]  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Aralia},  the  root  of  which  is  highly 
  valued  as  a  medicine  among  the  Chinese.  The  Chinese  plant 
  ({Aralia  Schinseng})  has  become  so  rare  that  the  American 
  ({A.  quinquefolia})  has  largely  taken  its  place  and  its  root 
  is  now  an  article  of  export  from  America  to  China.  The  root, 
  when  dry,  is  of  a  yellowish  white  color,  with  a  sweetness  in 
  the  taste  somewhat  resembling  that  of  licorice,  combined  with 
  a  slight  aromatic  bitterness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ginseng 
  n  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  [syn:  {nin-sin},  {Panax  ginseng},  {Panax 
  schinseng},  {Panax  pseudoginseng}] 




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