zingiber

noun
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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