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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.


Synonymsgingery


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


Synonymsgingerroot


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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