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Meaning of GINSENG

Pronunciation:  'jinseng

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  Chinese herb with palmately compound leaves and small greenish flowers and forked aromatic roots believed to have medicinal powers
  2. [n]  aromatic root of ginseng plants

GINSENG is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: nin-sin, Panax ginseng, Panax pseudoginseng, Panax schinseng
 See Also: American ginseng, genus Panax, ginseng, herb, herbaceous plant, Panax, Panax quinquefolius, root, sang



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gin"seng\, n. [Chinese.] (Bot.)
A plant of the genus {Aralia}, the root of which is highly
valued as a medicine among the Chinese. The Chinese plant
({Aralia Schinseng}) has become so rare that the American
({A. quinquefolia}) has largely taken its place, and its root
is now an article of export from America to China. The root,
when dry, is of a yellowish white color, with a sweetness in
the taste somewhat resembling that of licorice, combined with
a slight aromatic bitterness.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: An herb with a root that has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anticancer effects.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing ginseng in your dream, represents virility and life.