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noun 
  1. Any plant of a genus (Zingiber, especially Zingiber officinale) of tropical Asiatic and Polynesian herbs of a family (Zingiberaceae, the ginger family) with pungent aromatic rhizomes used as a condiment and as a stimulant and acarminative.
  2. The rhizome of this plant used as a spice either as it is or in dried powdered form.
  3. (colour) A reddish-brown colour/color.
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    1. (context, colloquial, derogatory) A person with reddish-brown hair.
Translations: 
  • French: rouquin
    (trans-mid)
  • Dutch: gember
  • German: Ingwer
  • Italian: zenzero
  • Spanish: jengibre
verb to ginger
  1. to treat with care
adjective ((compar) more ginger, (superl) most ginger)
  1. (used to describe hair) Of a reddish-brown colour.
  2. flavoured with ginger.
  3. (context, Cockney rhyming slang, derogatory) Queer (ie, homosexual) (short for ginger beer, rhyming with queer).
Translations: 
  • Dutch: ros, rosse
  • French: roux , rousse
    (trans-mid)

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