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Ginger

species of plant, use Q15046077 for ginger

Ginger is commonly used as a cooking spice throughout the world. It is the rhizome of the perennial plant Zingiber officinale in the family Zingiberaceae. The ginger plant has a long history of cultivation, known to have come from China and then spread to India, Southeast Asia, West Africa, and the Caribbean.

Zingiber officinale
Zingiber officinale - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-146.jpg
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Z. officinale
Binomial name
Zingiber officinale

Ginger is also a term used to describe a red-brown colour, as in ginger hair. They are usually called foreignisms.