shell ginger

noun

Definition of shell ginger

: a large ornamental herb (Alpinia speciosa) from eastern Asia having clusters of irregularly bell-shaped flowers that are white marked with red and yellow and that bend downward from the tip of leafy arching stems which are 5 to 12 feet high

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“Shell ginger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shell%20ginger. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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