Ginger - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒɪndʒər|  American pronunciation of the word ginger
Brit.  |ˈdʒɪndʒə|  British pronunciation of the word ginger

noun

- perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
- dried ground gingerroot
- pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Asian cookery (syn: gingerroot)
- liveliness and energy (syn: pep, peppiness)

verb

- add ginger to in order to add flavor

adjective

- (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color(syn: gingery)

Examples

The recipe calls for a teaspoon of ginger.

...a 60-year-old with the ginger to consider skydiving lessons...

More men are needed to ginger up the police force.

His speech needed gingering up.

The practice of gingering was very common and very cruel.

a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes

The restaurant bottles its own ginger ale.

I detected a strong taste of ginger in the sauce.

The restaurant also brews its own ginger ale and root beer.

I spiced the chicken with ginger.

The ginger ale went flat after being left open.

Jill dunked her ginger biscuit in her tea.

The ginger gives the dish a wonderful spicy flavour.

Use a piece of fresh ginger to impart a Far-Eastern flavour to simple ingredients.

It didn't taste much of ginger.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: ginger
he/she/it: gingers
present participle: gingering
past tense: gingered
past participle: gingered
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