Out in the Ginsengs

Forrest Duncan Pass fpass at UWO.CA
Sat Jun 16 12:51:11 UTC 2007

Ginseng is native to eastern Canada, and the French exported Mohawk-grown ginseng to China as early as the mid-eighteenth century (Serge Granger discusses the trade briefly in his recent study of Quebecois-Chinese relations, _Le lys et le lotus_).  Perhaps the phrase is a French Canadian loan?

Forrest Pass

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