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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GINGER

Then, having poured it from the ginger, boil the syrup over again.

If you put the syrup hot to the ginger at first, it will shrink and shrivel.

They sprinkled him with ginger, but it took a long time before he woke from his coma.

The ginger must be steeped over-night, that you may be able to cut it.

Repeat this wiping every day, rub a mixture of pepper and ginger on the inside, and put a large piece of charcoal into it.

And that jar of ginger spared her any more attacks of cholic!

Incorporate these ingredients by pounding them together in a mortar; and if approved, add a quarter of an ounce of ginger.

They led him to the kitchen, where Thankful prepared the ginger tea.

He declined the ginger tea, and, after removing his boots, went upstairs to his room.

At the turn of the road by the "Ginger," somebody passed them running.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old English gingifer, from Medieval Latin gingiber, from Latin zingiberi, from Greek zingiberis, from Prakrit (Middle Indic) singabera, from Sanskrit srngaveram, from srngam "horn" + vera- "body," so called from the shape of its root. But this may be Sanskrit folk etymology, and the word may be from an ancient Dravidian name that also produced the Malayalam name for the spice, inchi-ver, from inchi "root." Cf. gin (v.). The word apparently was readopted in Middle English from Old French gingibre (Modern French gingembre). Meaning "spirit, spunk, temper" is from 1843, American English. Ginger-ale recorded by 1822; ginger-snap as a type of cookie is from 1855, American English.

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