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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/cake

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?

ginger noun (DRINK)

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

ginger

adjective

ginger adjective (COLOUR)

having a red or orange-brown colour: His nickname was Ginger because of his ginger hair. a ginger cat
Translations of “ginger”
in Arabic زَنْجَبيل…
in Korean 생강…
in Malaysian halia…
in French gingembre…
in Turkish zencefil…
in Italian zenzero…
in Chinese (Traditional) 調味品, 薑,生薑…
in Russian имбирь…
in Polish imbir…
in Vietnamese gừng…
in Spanish jengibre…
in Portuguese gengibre…
in Thai ขิง…
in German der Ingwer…
in Catalan gingebre…
in Japanese ショウガ…
in Indonesian jahe…
in Chinese (Simplified) 调味品, 姜,生姜…
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