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 for ginger
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ginger \Gin"ger\, n. [OE. ginger, gingever, gingivere, OF.
     gengibre, gingimbre, F. gingembre, L. zingiber, zingiberi,
     fr. Gr. ?; of Oriental origin; cf. Ar. & Pers. zenjeb[imac]l,
     fr. Skr. [,c][.r][.n]gav["e]ra, prop., hornshaped; ???ga horn
     + v["e]ra body.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and
        West Indies. The species most known is Zingiber
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The hot and spicy rootstock of Zingiber officinale,
        which is much used in cookery and in medicine.
        [1913 Webster]
     Ginger ale
        (a) a soft drink flavored with ginger and carbonated.
        (a) See ginger beer, below.
     Ginger beer or Ginger ale, a mild beer impregnated with
     Ginger cordial, a liquor made from ginger, raisins, lemon
        rind, and water, and sometimes whisky or brandy.
     Ginger pop. See Ginger ale (above).
     Ginger wine, wine impregnated with ginger.
     Wild+ginger+(Bot.),+an+American+herb+({Asarum+Canadense">Wild ginger (Bot.), an American herb ({Asarum Canadense)
        with two reniform leaves and a long, cordlike rootstock
        which has a strong taste of ginger.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-
             brown color; "a man with gingery hair and bright blue
             eyes"; "a ginger kitten" [syn: ginger, gingery]
      n 1: perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes
           and leafy reedlike stems
      2: dried ground gingerroot [syn: ginger, powdered ginger]
      3: pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a
         seasoning especially in Asian cookery [syn: ginger,
      4: liveliness and energy; "this tonic is guaranteed to give you
         more pep" [syn: pep, peppiness, ginger]
      v 1: add ginger to in order to add flavor; "ginger the soup"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "ginger":
     aggressiveness, bang, bite, briskness, dash, drive, enterprise,
     fire, get-up-and-go, guts, hotness, initiative, kick, liveliness,
     nip, nippiness, pep, pepper, pepperiness, piss and vinegar,
     pizzazz, poop, punch, push, raciness, relish, snap, snappiness,
     spice, spiciness, spunk, starch, tang, tanginess, thrust, verve,
     vim, zest, zestfulness, zing, zip

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      See saga.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     A simple functional language from the University of
     Warwick with parallel constructs.

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