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gin•ger



Pronunciation: (jin'jur), [key]
n.
1. a reedlike plant, Zingiber officinale, native to the East Indies but now cultivated in most tropical countries, having a pungent, spicy rhizome used in cookery and medicine. Cf. ginger family.
2. any of various related or similar plants.
3. Informal.piquancy; animation: plenty of ginger in their performance of the dance.
4. a yellowish or reddish brown.

v.t.
1. to treat or flavor with ginger.
2. Informal.to impart piquancy or spirit to; enliven (usually fol. by up): to ginger up a talk with a few jokes.

adj.
flavored or made with ginger.

Gin•ger



Pronunciation: (jin'jur), [key]
n.
a female given name, form of Virginia or Regina.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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