wild ginger

noun

Definition of wild ginger 

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

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Try ferns, European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum), sedges (Carex spp.), lavender, lamiums (Lamium maculatum), sedums, and lungworts (Pulmonaria spp.). The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Container Gardening," 1 June 2017 These flora tend to come from the genera Aristolochia (e.g., birthwort, pipevine) and Asarum (wild gingers). Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Herbal remedies embraced by naturopaths, alt med widely linked to liver cancers," 18 Oct. 2017

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1804, in the meaning defined above

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wild ginger

noun

Medical Definition of wild ginger 

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

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