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

Examples of wild ginger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Travel tip: Though many drive the parkway in fall for its dramatic foliage, the route inspires no less awe in other seasons—especially spring, when wild ginger, trout lily, and jack-in-the-pulpit wildflowers bloom. National Geographic, "Here are 10 of the world’s most spectacular road trips," 13 Sep. 2019 Hostas and ferns are popular choices, along with lungwort (Pulmonaria), Siberian bugloss (Brunnera), Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense), sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) and bishop’s hat (Epimedium). Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Ditch the grass — here are some better ground covering options for those shady spots under trees," 28 Aug. 2019 Try ferns, European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum), sedges (Carex spp.), lavender, lamiums (Lamium maculatum), sedums, and lungworts (Pulmonaria spp.). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Try ferns, European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum), sedges (Carex spp.), lavender, lamiums (Lamium maculatum), sedums, and lungworts (Pulmonaria spp.). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Try ferns, European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum), sedges (Carex spp.), lavender, lamiums (Lamium maculatum), sedums, and lungworts (Pulmonaria spp.). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Try ferns, European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum), sedges (Carex spp.), lavender, lamiums (Lamium maculatum), sedums, and lungworts (Pulmonaria spp.). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Try ferns, European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum), sedges (Carex spp.), lavender, lamiums (Lamium maculatum), sedums, and lungworts (Pulmonaria spp.). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Try ferns, European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum), sedges (Carex spp.), lavender, lamiums (Lamium maculatum), sedums, and lungworts (Pulmonaria spp.). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of wild ginger

1804, in the meaning defined above

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“Wild ginger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20ginger. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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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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