the dried rhizome and roots of wild ginger that yield an acrid resin and a volatile, aromatic oil, used chiefly as a flavoring.
Historical Examples

True ginger must not be confounded with “wild ginger,” which is a small herbaceous plant (asarum canadense) of the United States.
Birds and all Nature, Vol. V, No. 2, February 1899 Various

It also feeds upon wild ginger or asarum and probably upon other plants.
Butterflies Worth Knowing Clarence M. Weed

The long, slender rhizomes of asarum have a pungent, aromatic taste similar to ginger.
Birds and all Nature, Vol. V, No. 2, February 1899 Various

the dried strong-scented root of the wild ginger plant: a flavouring agent and source of an aromatic oil used in perfumery, formerly used in medicine


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