Galanga Ga*lan"ga, Galangal Ga*lan"gal, n.[OE. galingale, OF. galingal, garingal, F. galanga (cf. Sp. galanga), prob. fr. Ar. khalanj[=a]n. ] The pungent aromatic rhizome or tuber of certain East Indian or Chinese species of {Alpinia} ({Alpinia Galanga} and {Alpinia officinarum}) and of the {K[ae]mpferia Galanga}), -- all of the Ginger family. [1913 Webster]

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  • galangal — [gal′ən gal΄] n. [ME galingale < OFr galingal < ML galingala < Ar khulungān, ult. < ? Chin] 1. either of two plants (genus Alpinia) of the ginger family, whose dried rhizomes yield aromatic substances used in medicines and flavorings… …   English World dictionary

  • Galangal — The Galangal plant or Blue Ginger is a rhizome with culinary and medicinal uses (Thai: Ka (ข่า), Malay: lengkuas (Alpinia galangal), Traditional Mandarin: 南薑, Simplified Mandarin: 南姜, T:高良薑/S:高良姜, Cantonese: lam keong, 藍薑, Vietnamese: Riềng). It… …   Wikipedia

  • Galangal — Kaempferia galanga. Galangal (en malayo lengkuas, en Mandarin 高良薑 (Tradicional)/高良姜 (Simplificado), cantonés lam keong), conocido también como jengibre azul , es un rizoma con usos tanto culinarios como medicinales. Es muy conocido en las cocinas …   Wikipedia Español

  • galangal — gal·an·gal gə laŋ gəl n 1) either of two eastern Asian perennial herbs (Alpinia galanga and A. officinarum) of the ginger family with dark green sword shaped leaves and pungent aromatic rhizomes 2) the fresh, dried, or ground rhizome of a… …   Medical dictionary

  • galangal — noun Etymology: Middle English galingale, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin galingala, galanga, from Arabic khalanjān, khulūnjān Date: 13th century 1. either of two eastern Asian perennial herbs (Alpinia galanga and A. officinarum) of the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • galangal — noun 1. southeastern Asian perennial with aromatic roots • Syn: ↑Alpinia galanga • Hypernyms: ↑ginger • Member Holonyms: ↑Alpinia, ↑genus Alpinia, ↑genus Zerumbet, ↑genus …   Useful english dictionary

  • galangal — /geuh lang geuhl/, n. the aromatic, medicinal rhizome of certain eastern Asian plants belonging to the genus Alpinia, of the ginger family. [var. of GALINGALE] * * * …   Universalium

  • galangal — noun /ˈɡæləŋɡəl/ Any of several east Asian plants of the ginger family, used as a spice, but principally Alpinia galanga. An early English version [of marmelade] was called charedequynce, of which one version included wine, honey, ginger,… …   Wiktionary

  • galangal — [ gal(ə)ŋgal] (also galingale) noun an Asian plant of the ginger family, the rhizome of which is used in cookery and herbal medicine. [Genera Alpinia and Kaempferia.] Origin ME galingale, via OFr. from Arab. ḵalanjān, perh. from Chin.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • galangal — ga•lan•gal [[t]gəˈlæŋ gəl[/t]] n. pln the aromatic, medicinal rhizome of certain E Asian plants belonging to the genus Alpinia, of the ginger family • Etymology: var. of galingale …   From formal English to slang

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