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Meaning of ginger family

gin'ger fam"ily

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the plant family Zingiberaceae, characterized by tropical, often aromatic herbaceous plants having rhizomes, long sheathing leaves, and clusters of tubular flowers, and including cardamon, ginger, and turmeric.
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