Ginger

Pronounced JIN jer
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About the name Ginger

Ginger is a girl's name referring to a plant of the genus Zingiber whose root (rhizome) is commonly used as a cooking and baking spice as well as for healing purposes. The scent is stimulating and the herb is anti-inflammatory and is best known for settling and upset stomach.

Ginger is also used as a slang word in the English language to refer to a red-headed person. In French gingembre refers to "spunk" or "temper".

The word Ginger is a variant of the Latin word for the plant, zingiberi, which in turn is a variant of the Sanskrit srngaveram from the words for "horn" and "body", referring to the appearance of the root.

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