|1.||[ noun ] (food) pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Oriental cookery|
|Related terms:||flavorer common_ginger ginger_ale|
|2.||[ noun ] (food) dried ground gingerroot|
|3.||[ noun ] (botany) perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems|
|Related terms:||herb lesser_galangal galangal common_ginger red_ginger shellflower Zingiber gingerol|
|4.||[ verb ] (food) add ginger to in order to add flavor|
"ginger the soup"
|Related terms:||spice cooking|
|5.||[ adjective ] (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color|
"a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes" "a ginger kitten"
|6.||[ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 428|
|7.||[ noun ] liveliness and energy|
|Synonyms:||peppiness moxie pep|
"this tonic is guaranteed to give you more pep"