wild ginger

noun

Definition of wild ginger

  1. :  any of a genus (Asarum) of perennial low-growing herbs of the birthwort family with an aromatic rhizome and usually cordate leaves

First Known Use of wild ginger

1804


Medical Dictionary

wild ginger

noun

Medical Definition of wild ginger

  1. :  a North American perennial herb of the genus Asarum (A. canadense) whose dried rhizome is used in pharmacology—see asarum 2


Learn More about wild ginger


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up wild ginger? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to bring about or cause (something)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!