white ginger


Definition of white ginger

1 : the rootstock of ginger dried and scraped

called also African ginger, cochin ginger

distinguished from black ginger
2 : a large Indian herb (Hedychium coronarium) that is widely cultivated in warm regions for its showy white fragrant flowers

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First Known Use of white ginger

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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