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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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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.
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|Noun||1.||wild ginger - low-growing perennial herb with pungent gingery leaves and rhizomes|
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
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