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 Even those which do favor carrion, fungus or rotting fruit serve as important pollinators for several of our native plants like pawpaw, wild ginger, and Jack-in-the-pulpit. Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 15 June 2022 This perennial, commonly known as wild ginger, prefers light to deep shade. Lauren Smith Mcdonough, House Beautiful, 25 May 2022 In Waukesha, Linder said her blended gardens lean cottage style but also include a variety of woodland natives including wild geranium, mayapple, bloodroot, wild ginger and both red and white trillium. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 The wine is a delicious, non-smoky combination of scents and flavors of white peaches, lemon sorbet, laundry powder and wild ginger. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 18 Jan. 2022 The exotic flavor combination of mandarin orange, lemon curd, melon, wild ginger and graham crackers definitely put me in the holiday spirit. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 22 Dec. 2021 O’Keeffe created vivid works inspired by flora such as hibiscus, wild ginger, pink ornamental banana, sweeping ocean views, and lush landscapes. Natasha Gural, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 Arrive early for a peek at the pig roasting over a coconut wood fire before tucking into rich, forgotten recipes featuring flavors like wild ginger and klengis (an extract from hand-making coconut oil). Kathryn Romeyn, Travel + Leisure, 16 July 2021 There are endemic plants too, including a type of wild ginger found nowhere else in the world. Johanna Read, Forbes, 29 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of wild ginger

1804, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wild ginger was in 1804

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26 Jun 2022

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“Wild ginger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20ginger. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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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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