ginger Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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gingernoun [U]

 us   /ˈdʒɪn·dʒər/
the ​spicyroot of a ​tropicalplant, used esp. as a ​powder in ​cooking and ​baking
(Definition of ginger from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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uk   /ˈdʒɪn.dʒər/  us   /-dʒɚ/

ginger noun (SPICE)

[U] the ​spicyroot of a ​tropicalplant that is used in ​cooking or ​preserved in ​sugar: ground (= ​powdered) ginger crystallized ginger ginger ​biscuits/​cake

ginger noun (COLOUR)

[U] UK 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
adjective uk   us   /-i/
a gingery ​taste/​colour


ginger adjective (COLOUR)

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