Pronunciation: (jin'jur),[key] —n. 1. a reedlike plant, Zingiber officinale, native to the East Indies but now cultivated in most tropical countries, having a pungent, spicy rhizome used in cookery and medicine. Cf. ginger family. 2. any of various related or similar plants.
3. Informal.piquancy; animation: plenty of ginger in their performance of the dance. 4. a yellowish or reddish brown.
—v.t. 1. to treat or flavor with ginger.
2. Informal.to impart piquancy or spirit to; enliven (usually fol. by up): to ginger up a talk with a few jokes.
—adj. flavored or made with ginger.
Pronunciation: (jin'jur),[key] —n. a female given name, form of Virginia or Regina.