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Ginger appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Reg, Ginger’ll act on odists I sniff at, so no staff insists I do not call Reg 'nigger’.
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Definition of the noun ginger

What does ginger mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: gingers

  1. perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
  2. dried ground gingerroot
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of ginger: powdered ginger
    • more generic word: spice = any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
    • substance: gingerroot = pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant
  3. pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Asian cookery
  4. liveliness and energy

Alternative definition of the noun ginger


  1. Any plant of a genus (Zingiber, especially Zingiber officinale) of tropical Asiatic and Polynesian herbs of a family (Zingiberaceae, the ginger family) with pungent aromatic rhizomes used as a condiment and as a stimulant and acarminative.
  2. The rhizome of this plant used as a spice either as it is or in dried powdered form.
  3. A reddish-brown colour/color.
  4. [colloquial] [countable] A person with reddish-brown hair; a redhead.

Definition of the adjective ginger

What does ginger mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color

Alternative definition of the adjective ginger


  1. (used to describe hair) Of a reddish-brown colour.
  2. flavoured with ginger.
  3. [context: Cockney rhyming slang, derogatory] Queer (ie, homosexual) (short for ginger beer, rhyming with queer).

Definition of the verb ginger

What does ginger mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: gingered | gingering | gingers

  1. add ginger to in order to add flavor


  1. Ginger a.k.a. Geri Halliwell: Geraldine Estelle "Geri" Halliwell is an English pop singer-songwriter, clothes designer, author and actress. Halliwell came to international prominence in the 1990s as Ginger Spice, a member of girl group the Spice Girls. On 27 May 1998, Halliwell left the Spice Girls due to depression and differences within the group. In 2007, it was announced that the Spice Girls had reunited, and that Halliwell had rejoined the group. Together they embarked on the Return of the Spice Girls tour and released a Greatest Hits album. Halliwell has reportedly amassed a $30 million fortune during her last two years in the group.
  2. Ginger a.k.a. Ginger Baker: Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker is an English drummer, best known as the founder of the rock band Cream. A member also of Blind Faith, Hawkwind, and a number of other bands, including his own Ginger Baker's Air Force, he is known for his numerous associations with world music, mainly the use of African influences.
  3. Ginger Wildheart is a rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known for his band The Wildhearts.
  4. Ginger a.k.a. Ginger Lynn is an American pornographic model who came to prominence in 1980s videos. She also had minor roles in various B-movies. AVN has ranked her at #7 in a list of the 50 greatest porn stars of all time. After ending her adult-entertainment career she began using her full name of Ginger Lynn Allen and found work in a variety of B-movies. She had a late career comeback to the adult industry and made a brief series of movies. Allen is a member of AVN, Legends of Erotica, and XRCO Halls of Fame.
  5. Ginger a.k.a. Chloe Rogers: Chloe Naomi Rogers is an English field hockey player midfield and forward and London 2012 Olympic bronze medal-winner. She made her senior international debut for the England women's national field hockey team in November 2003 versus Japan at Chelmer Park, Chelmsford, Essex. She holds a World Cup bronze, a Champions Trophy silver and bronze along with two Commonwealth Games bronze medals as well as European Championship bronzes. She is also one of the leading indoor hockey players in the UK.
  6. Ginger a.k.a. Ginger Lea is a pornographic actress.
  7. Ginger a.k.a. Ginger Lee is a film actor.
  8. Ginger a.k.a. Dow Travers is an Alpine Skier from Cayman Islands.
  9. Ginger a.k.a. John Hollands is a film editor.
  10. Ginger a.k.a. Virginia Montero is an actress and singer.
  11. Ginger a.k.a. Ginger Lees: Harry Riley Lees was a former international motorcycle speedway rider who rode in the first ever Speedway World Championship final in 1936. He was born in Bury, England.

There are other people with Ginger in their name, like Ginger Zee, Ray Ginger, Cari Ginger, Edna Ginger, Ginger Curl, Ginger Dann, Ginger Dave, Ginger Fish and many others.


  1. Ginger was a Canadian rock band in the 1990s. The band initially consisted of Tom Hooper on vocals,guitar and bass, Chris Hooper on drums and Vincent Jones on keyboards, following the departure of Kevin Kane from their earlier band The Grapes of Wrath. Lanny Hussey and Sean Ashby added extra guitars working as session players.
  2. Ginger is a musical group.
    • album: "Dark Page Chronicles"

There are other groups with Ginger in their name, like ginger ale, ginger snap5, Ginger Frolic, Silver Ginger 5, Ginger Baker Trio, Knock knock ginger, Knock-Knock Ginger, Ginger and the Ghost, Ginger Baker's Air Force and Ginger Alford & Paul Baribeau.


  1. Ginger is a fictional character from the 2012 film Ginger and Rosa.
  2. Ginger is a fictional character from the 1930 film All Quiet on the Western Front.
  3. Ginger is a fictional character from the 2004 film Alexandria... New York.
  4. Ginger is a fictional character in the film Blended.
  5. Ginger a.k.a. Ginger Fitzgerald is a fictional character from the 2000 film Ginger Snaps.
  6. Ginger is a fictional character from the book Black Beauty.
  7. Ginger is a fictional character from 2010 film Six Days in Paradise.

There are other characters with Ginger in their name, like ginger nut, Ginger Mick, Ginger Alden, Ginger Grant, Ginger Spice, Ginger Connolly.


  1. "Ginger" is a book by Charlotte Voake.
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Children's literature
    • released on (18 years ago)
    • award:
      • Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (Gold Award, 0-5 years ) nomination for Charlotte Voake
      • Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (Gold Award, 0-5 years ), received by Charlotte Voake
  2. "Ginger" is a book by Ginger Rogers.
    • also known as "Ginger: my story"


  1. "Ginger" is a film, directed by Shaji Kailas and written by Rajesh Jayaraman.
  2. "Ginger" is a film, directed by Don Schain.


  1. "Ginger" is an album released by Speedy J in 1993, as part of Warp's Artificial Intelligence series. It is the sixth release in the series. "De-Orbit" also appears on the Artificial Intelligence compilation.
  2. "Ginger" est un album studio de Gaëtan Roussel, sorti le 15 mars 2010. Il comporte les singles tel que Help Myself, Dis moi encore que tu m'aimes ou encore Inside / Outside.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  3. "Ginger" is a musical album of Alexi Lalas.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  4. "Ginger" is a musical single of David Devant And His Spirit Wife.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  5. "Ginger" is a musical album of On Wave.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  6. "Ginger" is a musical EP of Ginger.
    • released in (22 years ago)


Ginger a.k.a. Ginger, Washington: Ginger is an unincorporated community in Benton County, Washington, United States, located approximately 17 miles southwest of Othello on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

There are other places with Ginger in their name, like Ginger Blue, Ginger Hall and The ginger man.


  1. Ginger a.k.a. The Gebelein predynastic mummies are six naturally mummified bodies, dating to approximately 3400 BC from the Late Predynastic period of Egypt, and were the first complete pre-dynastic bodies to be discovered. The well-preserved bodies were excavated at the end of the nineteenth century by Wallis Budge, the British Museum Keeper for Egyptology, from shallow sand graves near Gebelein in the Egyptian desert.
  2. Ginger was The Beezer's cover star from its first issue until 1961. Pop, Dick and Harry took over the cover for a few years afterwards, but Ginger returned to the front cover in 1964.

Phrases with Ginger

Phrases starting with the word Ginger:

  1. ginger up
  2. ginger ale
  3. ginger nut
  4. ginger pop
  5. ginger beer
  6. Ginger Knob
  7. ginger root
  8. ginger snap
  9. Ginger-Lily
  10. Ginger-Pine
  11. Ginger Prawn

Phrases ending with the word Ginger:

  1. red ginger
  2. stem ginger
  3. wild ginger
  4. Crepe-Ginger
  5. Mango Ginger
  6. Mioga Ginger
  7. shell ginger
  8. Torch-Ginger
  9. White Ginger

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ginger

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Google previewFolens Dictionary (1999)

by Fred McDonald

ginger noun, adjective Ginger is the root of a tropical plant that is used as a spice. [Ginger comes via Old English, Latin and Greek from Pali (a language of southern India).] gingham noun Gingham is a special cotton cloth with a checked or ...

Google previewRodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs (1998)

by Claire Kowalchik, William H. Hylton

The Spanish were cultivating ginger as early as the sixteenth century, and the conquistadors introduced it to the New World via Jamaica. It became so popular among Europeans that in 1884 Great Britain imported over 5 million pounds of the ...

Google previewCunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (2012)

by Scott Cunningham

Dried root +F: P; Sg Fresh: G Folk Name: African Ginger Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Love, Money, Success, Power Magical Uses: Eating ginger before performing spells will lend them power, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food (2006)

by Andrew F. Smith

Ginger Ale been modified by genetic engineering. Much of the food in the United States today contains GMOs. Europeans have been much more circumspect regarding the use of GMOs and the European Union and many countries have ...

Google previewThe Diner's Dictionary (2012)

Word Origins of Food and Drink by John Ayto

ginger So complex is the linguistic history of ginger that A. S. C. Ross (formulator of U and non-U) wrote an ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2013)

by Andrew Smith

Ginger ale—a carbonated beverage sweetened and flavored with extract of ginger root (or imitations thereof)—serves as the...

Ginger beer, which peaked in popularity in the early nineteenth century, was certainly considered to be healthy: ...


a genus of Zingibcracea', of which most species yield root- stocks useful as condiments and stomachics, especially the narrow-leaved or common ginger (Z. officinale), which has l>een cultivated in the East Indies from time ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Wholesome Foods (2006)

A Passionate A-to-Z Guide to the Earth's Healthy Offerings, with More Than 140 Delicious, Nutritious Recipes by Anstice Carroll, Embree De Persiis Vona, Gianna De Persiis Vona

Ginger has long been cultivated in tropical Asia. Marco Polo reported it growing in China, and Europeans raced over the "spice routes" to obtain this aromatic delicacy. It is now most commonly grown in Jamaica, Africa, South America ...

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Quotes about Ginger

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels. (Faith Whittlesey)
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Scrabble value of G2I1N1G2E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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