Definition of ginger noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪndʒə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪndʒər//
    [uncountable] Herbs and spices
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  1. 1 the root of the ginger plant used in cooking as a spice a teaspoon of ground ginger (British English) ginger biscuits See related entries: Herbs and spices
  2. 2 a light brownish-orange colour
  3. Word Originlate Old English gingifer, conflated in Middle English with Old French gingimbre, from medieval Latin gingiber, from Greek zingiberis, from Pali (an ancient Indian language) siṅgivera, of Dravidian origin.