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

First Known Use of wild ginger

1804


Medical Dictionary

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 2

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