ginger family


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gin′ger fam`ily


n.
a family, Zingiberaceae, of tropical, often aromatic nonwoody plants with pungent rhizomes and clusters of tubular flowers: includes cardamom, ginger, and turmeric.
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Noun1.ginger family - a family of tropical monocotyledonous plants of order Musalesginger family - a family of tropical monocotyledonous plants of order Musales
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Musales, order Musales - tropical plants
genus Zingiber, Zingiber - tropical Asiatic and Polynesian perennial plants: ginger
Curcuma, genus Curcuma - tropical Asiatic perennial herbs
Alpinia, genus Alpinia, genus Languas, genus Zerumbet - perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger-scented rhizomes
Aframomum, genus Aframomum - an African genus of plants of the family Zingiberaceae
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Turmeric, an ancient root of the ginger family, has traditionally been used in Ayurveda for a variety of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties.
Wakaya's organic Fijian turmeric seed is proprietary and indigenous to the Island; the plant, which is a part of the ginger family, has been used for thousands of years for its diverse and powerful healing properties and as a key ingredient in South/Southeast Asian cooking.
Part of the ginger family, galangal (proA[degrees]nounced guhA[degrees]langA[degrees]guh) is known as blue ginger or Siamese ginA[degrees]ger.
A member of the ginger family, this spice is harvested from the root of a curcuma longa plant.
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It actually came from the West coast of Africa and was part of the ginger family.
is a perennial herb of the Zingiberaceae, the ginger family.
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It's a member of the ginger family and can also have an almost citrus or floral quality.
BLACK Cardamom is the dried fruit of an herbaceous plant of the ginger family.
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