dialectal variant of ginseng
1a : a Chinese perennial herb (Panax ginseng synonym P. schinseng of the family Araliaceae, the ginseng family) having five leaflets on each leaf, scarlet berries, and an aromatic root used in herbal medicine especially in eastern Asiab : any of several plants related to ginseng; especially : a North American herb (P. quinquefolius)
2 : the root of a ginseng
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