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galangal

[guh-lang-guh l] /gəˈlæŋ gəl/
noun
1.
the aromatic, medicinal rhizome of certain eastern Asian plants belonging to the genus Alpinia, of the ginger family.
Origin
variant of galingale
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  • Pound galangal, curry leaves, and fine sea salt to a paste using mortar and pestle.
British Dictionary definitions for galangal

galangal

/ɡəˈlæŋɡəl/
noun
1.
another name for galingale
2.
a zingiberaceous plant, Alpinia officinarum, of China and the East Indies
3.
the pungent aromatic root of this plant, dried and used as a seasoning and in medicine

galingale

/ˈɡælɪŋˌɡeɪl/
noun
1.
a European cyperaceous plant, Cyperus longus, with rough-edged leaves, reddish spikelets of flowers, and aromatic roots
Word Origin
C13: from Old French galingal, from Arabic khalanjān, from Chinese kaoliang-chiang, from Kaoliang district in Guangdong province + chiang ginger
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galangal in Medicine

galangal ga·lan·gal (gə-lāng'gəl) or ga·lan·ga (-gə)
n.
A plant of eastern Asia, having pungent, aromatic rhizomes used as an aromatic stimulant and carminative.

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