wild ginger
noun Date: 1804 any of a genus (Asarum) of perennial low-growing herbs of the birthwort family with an aromatic rhizome and usually cordate leaves

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  • Wild ginger — 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[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wild ginger — may refer to any of a variety of plants, often with a similar appearance, odour or taste to cultivated ginger. Species involved include: *Any of the Alpinia species, especially A. caerulea . *Any of the Asarum species, especially A. caudatum *… …   Wikipedia

  • wild ginger — n. any of a genus (Asarum) of perennial wildflowers of the birthwort family, found in temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere; esp., a creeping herb ( A. canadense) of E North America with two heart shaped leaves, small brownish flowers, and… …   English World dictionary

  • wild ginger — n a No. American perennial herb of the genus Asarum (A. canadense) whose dried rhizome is used in pharmacology see ASARUM (2) …   Medical dictionary

  • wild ginger — any of various plants belonging to the genus Asarum, of the birthwort family, esp. A. canadense, a woodland plant of eastern North America, having two heart shaped leaves, a solitary reddish brown flower, and a pungent rhizome. [1795 1805] * * *… …   Universalium

  • wild ginger — europinė pipirlapė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kartuolinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Asarum europaeum), paplitęs Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Asarum europaeum angl. asarabacca; European asarabacca; European ginger; European wild ginger;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild ginger — kanadinė pipirlapė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kartuolinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Asarum canadense), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Asarum canadense angl. American wild ginger; Canada snakeroot; wild ginger vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild ginger — kuokinis imbieras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Imbierinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Zingiber zerumbet), paplitęs atogrąžose. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai), gaunama derva. atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild ginger — puošnusis žiodvis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Imbierinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Costus speciosus), paplitęs rytų ir pietryčių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Costus speciosus angl. cane reed; crepe ginger; wild ginger… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild ginger — pipirlapė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kartuolinių (Aristolochiaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Asarum). atitikmenys: lot. Asarum angl. asarabacca; asarum; wild ginger vok. Haselwurz rus. копытень lenk. kopytnik …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • wild ginger — wild′ gin′ger n. pln any of various plants of the genus Asarum, of the birthwort family, esp. A. canadense, of E North America, having two heart shaped leaves, a solitary reddish brown flower, and a pungent rhizome • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

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