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English definition of “ginger”

ginger

noun uk   /ˈdʒɪn.dʒər/ us    /-dʒɚ/

ginger noun (SPICE)

[U] the spicy root of a tropical plant that is used in cooking or preserved in sugar: ground (= powdered) ginger crystallized ginger ginger biscuits/cakeHerbs and spices

ginger noun (COLOUR)

[U] a red or orange-brown colour

ginger noun (PERSON)

[S] UK offensive a person who has red or orange-brown hair: [as form of address] Hey, ginger, what are you doing?Hair colour

ginger noun (DRINK)

[C or U] UK → ginger ale: rum and ginger
gingery
adjective uk   /-i/ us  
a gingery taste/colourSpicy

ginger

adjective

ginger adjective (COLOUR)

having a red or orange-brown colour: His nickname was Ginger because of his ginger hair. a ginger catHair colour
(Definition of ginger from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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