noun 1. a tree, Neocarya macrophylla, of western Africa, bearing a large, edible, starchy fruit.
- Gingerbread tree
noun 1. a W African tree, Parinari macrophyllum, with large mealy edible fruits (gingerbread plums): family Chrysobalanaceae
noun 1. the plant family Zingiberaceae, characterized by tropical, often aromatic herbaceous plants having rhizomes, long sheathing leaves, and clusters of tubular flowers, and including cardamon, ginger, and turmeric.
noun, Chiefly British. 1. the most active group within an organization, as a political party. noun 1. (mainly Brit) a group within a party, association, etc, that enlivens or radicalizes its parent body