white ginger

noun

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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“White ginger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20ginger. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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