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1. A plant (Zingiber officinale) of tropical Southeast Asia having yellowish-green flowers and a pungent aromatic rhizome.
2. The rhizome of this plant, used as a spice either fresh or in dried and powdered form. Also called gingerroot.
a. Any of several related plants having variously colored, often fragrant flowers.
b. Wild ginger.
4. A strong brown.
5. Informal Spirit and liveliness; vigor.
6. Slang A person who has red hair.
tr.v. gin·gered, gin·ger·ing, gin·gers
1. To spice with ginger.
2. Informal To make lively: A steel drum band gingered up the party.
[Middle English gingivere, from Old English gingifer and from Old French gingivre, both from Medieval Latin gingiber, from Latin zingiberi, from Greek zingiberis, of Middle Indic origin (akin to Pali singiveram), from Dravidian : akin to Tamil iñci, ginger (of southeast Asian origin) + Tamil vēr, root.]
1. (Cookery) like or tasting of ginger
2. (Colours) of or like the colour ginger
3. full of vigour; high-spirited
4. pointed; biting: a gingery remark.
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|Adj.||1.||gingery - having a taste like that of ginger|
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
|2.||gingery - (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color; "a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes"; "a ginger kitten"|