Definition of Galangal

1. Noun. Southeastern Asian perennial with aromatic roots.

Exact synonyms: Alpinia Galanga
Generic synonyms: Ginger
Group relationships: Alpinia, Genus Alpinia, Genus Languas, Genus Zerumbet



2. Noun. European sedge having rough-edged leaves and spikelets of reddish flowers and aromatic roots.
Exact synonyms: Cyperus Longus, Galingale
Generic synonyms: Sedge
Group relationships: Cyperus, Genus Cyperus

Definition of Galangal

1. Noun. Any of several east Asian plants of the ginger family, used as a spice, but principally ''Alpinia galanga''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Galangal

1. a medicinal plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Galangal

1. The pungent aromatic rhizome or tuber of certain East Indian or Chinese species of Alpinia (A. Galanga and A. Officinarum) and of the Kaempferia Galanga), all of the Ginger family. Origin: OE. Galingale, OF. Galingal, garingal, F. Galanga (cf. Sp. Galanga), prob. Fr. Ar. Khalanjn. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Galangal

galacturonosyltransferase
galage
galages
galago
galagoes
galagos
galah
galah session
galah sessions
galahs
galaktoboureko
galalike
galanas
galanases
galanga
galangal (current term)
galangals
galangas
galanin
galantamine
galanthamine
galanthophile
galanthophiles
galantine
galantines
galanty show
galapago
galapee tree
galaptin
galas

Literary usage of Galangal

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"217) and Garcias da Horta as a product of Java, and the latter distinguishes it from the Chinese or lesser galangal, from which it is known by its larger ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"217) and Garcia. da Horta as a product of Java, and the latter distinguishes it from the Chinese or lesser galangal, from which it is known by its larger ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"galangal oil, oleum ... The oil is pale greenish yellow, possesses an odor of galangal root and a sharp taste. ..."

4. A Manual of Scientific Enquiry: Prepared for the Use of Officers in Her by Great Britain Admiralty, John Frederick William Herschel (1859)
"galangal Root.—Endeavour to procure the plant affording this drug, which is imported from the south of China. Elemi.—This resin is abundantly produced in ..."

5. Technical Methods of Chemical Analysis by Georg Lunge (1914)
"The tests of the Pharmacopoeia are also to be considered. In the case of calamus rhizome the yield of alcoholic extract is determined. galangal. ..."

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