genus Alpinia

noun
perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger-scented rhizomes
Hypernyms: ↑plant genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Zingiberaceae, ↑family Zingiberaceae, ↑ginger family
Member Meronyms:

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  • Alpinia conchigera — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Monocots …   Wikipedia

  • Alpinia — n. 1. 1 a genus of perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger scented rhizomes. Syn: genus {Alpinia}, genus {Zerumbet}, genus {Languas}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alpinia nutans — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Monocots …   Wikipedia

  • Alpinia — taxobox name = Alpinia image caption = Red Ginger ( Alpinia purpurata ) regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Monocots unranked ordo = Commelinids ordo = Zingiberales familia = Zingiberaceae subfamilia = Alpinioideae… …   Wikipedia

  • Alpinia — noun perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger scented rhizomes • Syn: ↑genus Alpinia, ↑genus Zerumbet, ↑genus Languas • Hypernyms: ↑plant genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Zingiberaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Languas — noun perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger scented rhizomes • Syn: ↑Alpinia, ↑genus Alpinia, ↑genus Zerumbet • Hypernyms: ↑plant genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Zingiberaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Zerumbet — noun perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger scented rhizomes • Syn: ↑Alpinia, ↑genus Alpinia, ↑genus Languas • Hypernyms: ↑plant genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Zingiberaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alpinia officinalis — noun Chinese perennial with pyramidal racemes of white flowers and pungent aromatic roots used medicinally and as flavoring • Syn: ↑lesser galangal, ↑Alpinia officinarum • Hypernyms: ↑ginger • Member Holonyms: ↑Alpinia, ↑genus Alpinia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alpinia officinarum — noun Chinese perennial with pyramidal racemes of white flowers and pungent aromatic roots used medicinally and as flavoring • Syn: ↑lesser galangal, ↑Alpinia officinalis • Hypernyms: ↑ginger • Member Holonyms: ↑Alpinia, ↑genus Alpinia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alpinia speciosa — noun cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes • Syn: ↑shellflower, ↑shall flower, ↑shell ginger, ↑Alpinia Zerumbet, ↑Languas speciosa …   Useful english dictionary

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