zin·​gi·​ber | \ ˈzinjəbə(r) \

Definition of zingiber

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical Asiatic and Polynesian plants (family Zingiberaceae) having tuberous rootstocks, leafy stems, and a coned cluster of imbricated bracts of which each bract encloses from one to three flowers — see ginger
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Zingiber

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New Latin, from Latin, ginger

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“Zingiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zingiber. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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