Meaning of ginseng


Pronunciation: (jin'seng), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several plants of the genus Panax, esp. P. pseudoginseng, of eastern Asia, or P. qinquefolius, of North America, having an aromatic root used medicinally.
  2. the root itself.
  3. a preparation made from it.
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