shell ginger


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Noun1.shell ginger - cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripesshell ginger - cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes
ginger - perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
Alpinia, genus Alpinia, genus Languas, genus Zerumbet - perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger-scented rhizomes
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Capable of growing to a height of four metres, the shell ginger plant (Alpinia Zerumbet) has been a key part of the customs, cuisine and folk medicine of the islands, acting as a natural insect repellent while its antibacterial properties make it ideal for wrapping food.
Ben pointed out galanga, shell ginger, torch ginger, tree basil, tomatoes, passion fruit and watermelon, just a few of the more than 180 kinds of fruits and vegetables grown on the property.
I am fitting blinkers for the first time to my other two runners, Shell Ginger and Family Tradition, in order to sharpen them up.
Shell Ginger, disappointing in her two races this season, is also a definite runner, while Family Tradition will complete the O'Brien team for the big race.
Ginger lily (Hedychium), shell ginger (Alpinia), and spiral ginger (Costus) thrive, as do plumerias and passion vines.