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wild ginger

n.
Any of various plants of the genus Asarum, especially A. canadense of eastern North America, having heart-shaped leaves, a solitary brownish flower, and an aromatic root.
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wild ginger

n
(Plants) a North American plant, Asarum canadense, having a solitary brownish flower and an aromatic root: family Aristolochiaceae. See also asarabacca, asarum
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wild′ gin′ger


n.
any of various plants of the genus Asarum, of the birthwort family, esp. A. canadense, of E North America, having two heart-shaped leaves, a solitary reddish brown flower, and a pungent rhizome.
[1795–1805]
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Noun1.wild ginger - low-growing perennial herb with pungent gingery leaves and rhizomes
Asarum, genus Asarum - wild ginger
Asarum canadense, black snakeroot, Canada ginger - deciduous low-growing perennial of Canada and eastern and central United States
Asarum virginicum, heartleaf, heart-leaf - evergreen low-growing perennial having mottled green and silvery-grey heart-shaped pungent leaves; Virginia to South Carolina
asarabacca, Asarum europaeum - thick creeping evergreen herb of western Europe
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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