Definition of gingerol in English:

gingerol

noun

  • A yellow oil with a pungent taste, present in fresh ginger; specifically (more fully "6-gingerol") a compound which is the principal component of this. In later use also: any of various substituted derivatives or longer-chain analogues of 6-gingerol.

Origin

Late 19th century. From ginger + -ol.

Pronunciation

gingerol

/ˈdʒɪn(d)ʒ(ə)rɒl/