white ginger
Jamaica Ja*mai"ca, n. One of the West Indian islands. [1913 Webster]

{Jamaica ginger}, a variety of ginger, called also {white ginger}, prepared in Jamaica from the best roots, which are deprived of their epidermis and dried separately.

{Jamaica pepper}, allspice.

{Jamaica rose} (Bot.), a West Indian melastomaceous shrub ({Blakea trinervis}), with showy pink flowers. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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