Part of speech: noun

The pungent, spicy root of a tropical plant; also, the plant.

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Usage examples "ginger":

  1. Might 'ave been a stone- ginger in 'ot weather. - "Adventures of Bindle", Herbert George Jenkins.
  2. To a half a cupful of molasses, one teaspoonful of soda, half a cupful sour milk, half a cupful of sugar, and one- third cupful of melted butter add one well- beaten egg, three cupfuls of flour, with one tablespoonful of ginger. - "Cookery for Little Girls", Olive Hyde Foster.
  3. Mix well through two and and one half cups sifted flour, add ground ginger and alspice to taste, and bake in a moderate oven. - "Dishes & Beverages of the Old South", Martha McCulloch Williams.