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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1000-1100
Language: Old French
Origin: gimgibre, gingimbre, from Latin zingiber, from Greek zingiberis

ginger

1 noun
     
ginger
gin‧ger1 [uncountable]
1DFHBP a root with a very strong hot taste, or the powder made from this root, that is used in cooking
2 the plant that this root comes from
3 a bright orange-brown colour
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