Ginger beer
Ginger Gin"ger, n. [OE. ginger, gingever, gingivere, OF. gengibre, gingimbre, F. gingembre, L. zingiber, zingiberi, fr. Gr. ?; of Oriental origin; cf. Ar. & Pers. zenjeb[=i]l, fr. Skr. [,c][.r][.n]gav["e]ra, prop., hornshaped; ???ga horn + v["e]ra body.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Zingiber}, of the East and West Indies. The species most known is {Zingiber officinale}. [1913 Webster]

2. The hot and spicy rootstock of {Zingiber officinale}, which is much used in cookery and in medicine. [1913 Webster]

{Ginger ale} (a) a soft drink flavored with ginger and carbonated. (a) See {ginger beer}, below.

{Ginger beer} or {Ginger ale}, a mild beer impregnated with ginger.

{Ginger cordial}, a liquor made from ginger, raisins, lemon rind, and water, and sometimes whisky or brandy.

{Ginger pop}. See {Ginger ale} (above).

{Ginger wine}, wine impregnated with ginger.

{Wild ginger} (Bot.), an American herb ({Asarum Canadense}) with two reniform leaves and a long, cordlike rootstock which has a strong taste of ginger. [1913 Webster]


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