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galingale

[gal-in-geyl, -ing-] /ˈgæl ɪnˌgeɪl, -ɪŋ-/
noun
1.
any sedge of the genus Cyperus, especially an Old World species, C. longus, having aromatic roots.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Middle French galingal, garingal < Arabic khalanjān < Persian khūlanjān
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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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