Associations to the word «Ginger»


GINGER, noun. The pungent aromatic rhizome of a tropical Asian herb, Zingiber officinale, used as a spice and as a stimulant and acarminative.
GINGER, noun. The plant that produces this rhizome.
GINGER, noun. Other species belonging to the same family, Zingiberaceae, especially those of the genus Zingiber
GINGER, noun. A reddish-brown colour/color.
GINGER, noun. (colloquial) (often derogatory) (countable) A person with reddish-brown hair; a redhead.
GINGER, noun. (colloquial) (uncountable) vitality, vigour, liveliness (of character)
GINGER, adjective. (of hair) Of a reddish-brown colour.
GINGER, adjective. Flavoured with ginger.
GINGER, verb. To add ginger to.
GINGER, verb. To enliven, to spice (up).
GINGER, verb. To apply ginger to the anus of a horse to encourage it to carry its tail high and move in a lively fashion.
GINGER, verb. To move gingerly.
GINGER, noun. (UK) (Cockney rhyming slang) a homosexual.
GINGER, adjective. (UK) (Cockney rhyming slang) homosexual.
GINGER, proper noun. A female given name and nickname.
GINGER, proper noun. (rare) A male nickname.
GINGER, proper noun. A given name reserved for animals having ginger- or orange-coloured fur or feathers.
GINGER ALE, noun. A non-alcoholic drink flavored with ginger, similar to ginger beer.
GINGER ALES, noun. Plural of ginger ale
GINGER BEER, noun. (uncountable) A fermented but non-alcoholic drink flavoured with ginger.
GINGER BEER, noun. (countable) A glass or drink of ginger beer.
GINGER BEER, noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) (usually used in the shortened form ginger) queer (ie, homosexual).
GINGER BEER, adjective. (Cockney rhyming slang) (usually used in the shortened form ginger) queer (ie, homosexual).
GINGER BEERS, noun. Plural of ginger beer
GINGER KNOB, noun. (UK) (slang) (idiomatic) (pejorative) a male redhead, a ginger-haired male.
GINGER MINGER, noun. (UK) (slang) (vulgar) (derogatory) A person who has, or is assumed to have, red pubic hair.
GINGER MINGERS, noun. Plural of ginger minger
GINGER NUT, noun. (British) A biscuit containing powdered ginger and other spices
GINGER NUT, noun. (UK) A redhead, a ginger-haired male.
GINGER POP, noun. A soft drink flavored with ginger.
GINGER POPS, noun. Plural of ginger pop
GINGER ROOT, noun. Ginger, the underground stem, or rhizome, of the plant Zingiber officinale.
GINGER SNAP, noun. Alternative spelling of gingersnap
GINGER SNAPS, noun. Plural of ginger snap
GINGER UP, verb. (transitive) to make something more interesting, fun, lively etc.

Dictionary definition

GINGER, noun. Perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems.
GINGER, noun. Dried ground gingerroot.
GINGER, noun. Pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Asian cookery.
GINGER, noun. Liveliness and energy; "this tonic is guaranteed to give you more pep".
GINGER, verb. Add ginger to in order to add flavor; "ginger the soup".
GINGER, adjective. (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color; "a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes"; "a ginger kitten".

Wise words

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