1. [ noun ] (food) pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Oriental cookery
Synonyms: gingerroot
Related terms: flavorer common_ginger ginger_ale
2. [ noun ] (food) dried ground gingerroot
Synonyms: powdered_ginger
Related terms: spice
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
Synonyms: gingery

"a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes" "a ginger kitten"

Related terms: colored
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"

Related terms: liveliness
Similar spelling:   gingery