gingerol etymology

English word gingerol comes from English ginger, English -ol

Detailed word origin of gingerol

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ginger English (eng) To move gingerly, very careful and cautious. (UK, Cockney rhyming slang) Homosexual. (Nigeria) To inspire, give (someone) a bit of a boost.. To add ginger to.. To apply ginger to the anus of a horse to encourage it to carry its tail high and move in a lively fashion.. To enliven, to spice (up). (UK, Cockney rhyming slang) A homosexual. Sensitive, delicate (of hair) Of a reddish-brown colour. [...]
-ol English (eng) (organic chemistry) An alcohol or phenol. Indicating an oily substance.
gingerol English (eng) (organic compound) Any of several isomeric compounds responsible for the heat of ginger.

Words with the same origin as gingerol

Descendants of ginger
Descendants of -ol
aldol androstanol anethole archaeol caldarchaeol cannabidiol carotenol catecholamine catecholate diol dodecanol fucusol glycol hypergolically ichthyol lanolin laurinol lonchocarpol menthol mesitylol methanol neomenthol pratol sesamol