ginseng etymology

English word ginseng comes from Mandarin 人參

Detailed word origin of ginseng

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人參 Mandarin (cmn)
ginseng English (eng) Any plant of two species of the genus Panax (Panax ginseng and Panax quinquefolius), having forked roots supposed to have medicinal properties.. The root of such a plant, or an extract of these roots.