ginseng

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Translingual[edit]

Noun[edit]

ginseng

  1. ginseng; used as a species epithet

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English[edit]

(American) ginseng
ginseng roots

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Mandarin 人參 (rénshēn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɪnsɛŋ/, /ˈdʒɪnsɪŋ/

Noun[edit]

ginseng (countable and uncountable, plural ginsengs)

  1. Any plant of two species of the genus Panax (Panax ginseng and Panax quinquefolius), having forked roots supposed to have medicinal properties.
  2. The root of such a plant, or an extract of these roots.
    • 1855, Sir Richard Burton, Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah, Dover 1964, page 56-7:
      When the Afghan princes find it necessary to employ Chob-Chini, (the Jin-seng, or China root so celebrated as a purifier, tonic, and aphrodisiac) they choose the spring season.
    • 2013 March 1, David S. Senchina, “Athletics and Herbal Supplements”, in American Scientist[1], volume 101, number 2, page 134:
      Athletes' use of herbal supplements has skyrocketed in the past two decades. At the top of the list of popular herbs are echinacea and ginseng, whereas garlic, St. John's wort, soybean, ephedra and others are also surging in popularity or have been historically prevalent.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʒin.sɛŋ/, /ʒin.sɑ̃ɡ/, /ʒɛ̃.sɑ̃/

Noun[edit]

ginseng m (usually uncountable, plural ginsengs)

  1. ginseng (plant)

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ginseng m (usually uncountable, plural ginsengs)

  1. ginseng (any of several plants of the genus Panax)
  2. ginseng (root or extract of the ginseng plant)