Ja*mai"ca (?), n.

One of the West India is islands.

Jamaica ginger, a variety of ginger, called also white ginger, prepared in Jamaica from the best roots, which are deprived of their epidermis and dried separately. -- Jamaica pepper, allspice. -- Jamaica rose Bot., a West Indian melastomaceous shrub (Blakea trinervis), with showy pink flowers.


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