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ginger

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noun gin·ger \ˈjin-jər\

Medical Definition of ginger

  1. 1a:  a thickened pungent aromatic rhizome that is used as a spice and sometimes in medicineb:  the spice usually prepared by drying and grinding ginger

  2. 2:  any of a genus (Zingiber of the family Zingiberaceae, the ginger family) of herbs with pungent aromatic rhizomes; especially :  a widely cultivated tropical herb (Z. officinale) that supplies most of the ginger of commerce





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