Galingale Gal"in*gale, n. [See {Galangal}.] (Bot.) A plant of the Sedge family ({Cyperus longus}) having aromatic roots; also, any plant of the same genus. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Meadow, set with slender galingale. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Galingale — may refer to:*Galingale or Galangal, one of several plants in the Ginger family with aromatic rhizomes used for food and medicines. *Galingale, one of several species of Cyperus sedges with aromatic rhizomes …   Wikipedia

  • galingale — [gal′in gāl΄] n. var. of GALANGAL …   English World dictionary

  • galingale — [ galɪŋˌgeɪl] noun 1》 (also English or sweet galingale) a sedge with an aromatic rhizome, formerly used in perfumes. [Cyperus longus.] 2》 variant spelling of galangal. Origin C16: var. of galangal …   English new terms dictionary

  • galingale — viksvuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Viksvuolinių (Cyperaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Cyperus). atitikmenys: lot. Cyperus angl. cyperus; cypress grass; flatsedge; galingale vok. Zypergras rus. сныть; циперус lenk. cibora; cyperus …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • galingale — n. 1 an aromatic rhizome of an E. Asian plant of the genus Alpinia, formerly used in cookery and medicine. 2 (in full English galingale) a sedge (Cyperus longus) having a root with similar properties. Etymology: OE gallengar OF galingal f. Arab.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • galingale — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, galangal Date: 1578 1. an Old World sedge (Cyperus longus); broadly any of various other sedges of the same genus 2. galangal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • galingale — /gal in gayl , ing /, n. any sedge of the genus Cyperus, esp. an Old World species, C. longus, having aromatic roots. [1275 1325; ME < MF galingal, garingal < Ar khalanjan < Pers khulanjan] * * * …   Universalium

  • galingale — sb. == the sweet cyperus. Cok. 71. Fr. galangue …   Oldest English Words

  • galingale — gal·in·gale …   English syllables

  • galingale — gal•in•gale [[t]ˈgæl ɪnˌgeɪl, ɪŋ [/t]] n. 1) pln any of numerous sedges of the genus Cyperus, esp. C. langus, having aromatic roots 2) pln galangal • Etymology: 1275–1325; ME < MF galingal, garingal < Ar khalanjān …   From formal English to slang

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