Definition of wild ginger in English:

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wild ginger

noun

A North American plant with large heart-shaped leaves and hairy leafstalks. Its aromatic root is used as a ginger substitute.
  • Asarum canadense, family Aristolochiaceae.
Example sentences
  • In the first year Manning planted sixteen boxcar loads of rhododendron, mountain laurel, wild ginger, and ferns, all dug from the mountains of Virginia.
  • Uterine-stimulating herbs, such as black cohosh, blue cohosh, achyranthes root, goldenseal, motherwort, wild ginger, and red raspberry leaf, have been used to induce labor.
  • Hellebore foliage combines well with other shade-loving perennials like wild ginger, cyclamen or Pulmonaria, as well as with bulbs such as snowdrops or miniature daffodils.

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Syllabification: wild gin·ger

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