What is ginger?

  • (noun): Pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Oriental cookery.
    Synonyms: gingerroot
    See also — Additional definitions below


Ginger or ginger root is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale, consumed as a delicacy, medicine, or spice. It lends its name to its genus and family (Zingiberaceae). Other notable members of this plant family are turmeric, cardamom, and galangal.

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Some articles on ginger:

... is a pungent constituent of ginger similar in chemical structure to gingerol ... Like zingerone, it is produced when ginger is dried or cooked ... The name 'shogaol' is derived from the Japanese name for ginger (生姜、shōga) ...
Land Of Green Ginger - Media and The Arts
... The Land Of Green Ginger is a 1927 novel by Winifred Holtby set in Lancashire ... The Tale of the Land of Green Ginger, a children's novel by Noel Langley, concerning the son of Aladdin (1936) ... Land of Green Ginger is a BBC Play for Today by Alan Plater about Hull televised in 1973 ...
Ginger - Production
... Top ten ginger producers – 11 June 2008 Country Production (tonnes) India 380,100 China 331,393 Indonesia 192,500 Nepal 174,268 Thailand 170,125 Nigeria 152,106 Bangladesh 72,608 ... of the global share, now leads in global production of ginger, replacing China, which has slipped to the second position (~20.5%), followed by Indonesia (~12.7%), Nepal (~11.5 ...
... Stratavarious is an album by Ginger Baker, the drummer from Cream, released by Polydor in 1972 ... album which was released under the name of Ginger Baker without other associated names ... in USA, and RSO in Japan, under the title of Do What You Like, along with tracks from Ginger Baker's Air Force and Live! (Fela Kuti album) ...
Cicak Man (film Series) - Cast and Characters
... Abdul Halim Danny Aznil Nawawi Professor Klon Tamara Bleszynski Rrama Adlin Aman Ramlie Ginger 1 / Ginger Ghost 1 AC Mizal Ginger 2 / Ginger Ghost 2 Yasmin Hani Nadia Sharifah ...

More definitions of "ginger":

  • (noun): Perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems.
  • (verb): Add ginger to in order to add flavor.
    Example: "Ginger the soup"
  • (adj): (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color.
    Example: "A ginger kitten"
    Synonyms: gingery