galangal

[ guh-lang-guh l ]
/ gəˈlæŋ gəl /

noun

the aromatic, medicinal rhizome of certain eastern Asian plants belonging to the genus Alpinia, of the ginger family.

Nearby words

  1. galago,
  2. galah,
  3. galah session,
  4. galahad,
  5. galahad, sir,
  6. galant,
  7. galantamine,
  8. galantine,
  9. galanty show,
  10. galapagos

Origin of galangal

variant of galingale

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British Dictionary definitions for galangal

galangal

/ (ɡəˈlæŋɡəl) /

noun

another name for galingale
a zingiberaceous plant, Alpinia officinarum, of China and the East Indies
the pungent aromatic root of this plant, dried and used as a seasoning and in medicine
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Medicine definitions for galangal

galangal

[ gə-lănggəl ]

n.

A plant of eastern Asia, having pungent, aromatic rhizomes used as an aromatic stimulant and carminative.

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