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Definitions and Synonyms of ginger | Another word for ginger | What is ginger?

Definition 1: liveliness and energy - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where ginger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this tonic is guaranteed to give you more pep

Synonyms for ginger in the sense of this definition

(ginger is a kind of ...) animation and energy in action or expression

"it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

Definition 2: dried ground gingerroot - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for ginger in the sense of this definition

(ginger is a kind of ...) any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food

(ginger is made of the substance ...) pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Asian cookery

Definition 3: pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Asian cookery - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for ginger in the sense of this definition

(ginger is a kind of ...) something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts

(... is part of ginger) tropical Asian plant widely cultivated for its pungent root; source of gingerroot and powdered ginger

(... is made of the substance ginger) dried ground gingerroot

(... is made of the substance ginger) ginger-flavored carbonated drink

Definition 4: perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems - [noun denoting plant]

(ginger is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a kind of ginger ) tropical Asian plant widely cultivated for its pungent root; source of gingerroot and powdered ginger

(... is a kind of ginger ) southeastern Asian perennial with aromatic roots

(... is a kind of ginger ) Chinese perennial with pyramidal racemes of white flowers and pungent aromatic roots used medicinally and as flavoring

(... is a kind of ginger ) an ornamental ginger native to Pacific islands

(... is a kind of ginger ) cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes

(... is a member of ginger) tropical Asiatic and Polynesian perennial plants: ginger

(ginger is made of the substance ...) derived from ginger; source of the hotness of ginger

Definition 5: add ginger to in order to add flavor - [verb of perception]

Samples where ginger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ginger the soup

(ginger is a kind of ...) add herbs or spices to

(ginger belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 6: (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ginger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes
  • a ginger kitten

Synonyms for ginger in the sense of this definition

(ginger is similar to ...) having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination

"colored crepe paper" "the film was in color" "amber-colored heads of grain"

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