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English adjective: ginger

1. ginger (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color

SamplesA man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes.
A ginger kitten.


Similarcolored, colorful, coloured

Antonymsuncolored, uncoloured

English noun: ginger

1. ginger (plant) perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems

Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant

Narrower (hyponym)Alpinia galanga, Alpinia officinalis, Alpinia officinarum, Alpinia purpurata, Alpinia speciosa, Alpinia Zerumbet, Canton ginger, common ginger, galangal, Languas speciosa, lesser galangal, red ginger, shall-flower, shell ginger, shellflower, stem ginger, Zingiber officinale

Member meronymgenus Zingiber, Zingiber

Substance holonymgingerol

2. ginger (food) dried ground gingerroot

Synonymspowdered ginger

Broader (hypernym)spice

Substance holonymginger, gingerroot

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


Broader (hypernym)flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning

Part meronymCanton ginger, common ginger, stem ginger, Zingiber officinale

Substance meronymginger, ginger ale, ginger pop, powdered ginger

4. ginger (attribute) liveliness and energy

SamplesThis tonic is guaranteed to give you more pep.

Synonymspep, peppiness

Broader (hypernym)life, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness

English verb: ginger

1. ginger (perception) add ginger to in order to add flavor

SamplesGinger the soup.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)spice, spice up, zest

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

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