Jamaica 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]


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  • jamaica ginger — noun Usage: usually capitalized J 1. : a high grade of ginger grown in Jamaica 2. a. : an alcoholic extract of ginger used as a flavoring essence b. : the powdered root of ginger used as an infusion in medicine (as in colic or diarrhea) * * * 1.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jamaica ginger — 1. an alcoholic extract of ginger used as a flavoring. 2. powdered ginger root used for medicinal purposes. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • Jamaica ginger — Ja·mai·ca gin·ger jə .mā kə jin jər n the powdered root of ginger used esp. formerly as an intestinal stimulant and carminative …   Medical dictionary

  • Jamaica ginger — An extract of ginger with an alcoholic content. State v Intoxicating Liquors & Vessels, 118 Me 98, 106 A 711, 4 ALR 1128. Generally regarded as an intoxicating liquor because of its use as an intoxicant. 30 Am J Rev ed Intox L § 19 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Jamaica ginger paralysis — a form of paralysis of the extremities, especially the legs, that was seen in the 1930s after a type of Jamaican ginger extract (“jake”) was accidentally contaminated with the organophosphorus compound tri o tolyl phosphate and then consumed …   Medical dictionary

  • Jamaica ginger polyneuritis — see under paralysis …   Medical dictionary

  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jamaica pepper — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jamaica rose — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jamaica — ginger; Jamaica rum (heavy pungent rum originally distilled in Jamaica); Jamaica shorts (midthigh short pants) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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