Meaning of wild ginger

wild' gin'ger

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Asarum, of the birthwort family, esp. A. canadense, a woodland plant of eastern North America, having two heart-shaped leaves, a solitary reddish-brown flower, and a pungent rhizome.
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