Galingale Definition

gălĭn-gāl
noun
Webster's New World
Any of various sedges of the genus Cyperus, especially C. longus of Europe, having rough-edged leaves, reddish spikelets, and aromatic roots.
American Heritage

Alternative spelling of galangal.

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Other Word Forms of Galingale

Noun

Singular:
galingale
Plural:
galingales

Origin of Galingale

  • From Middle English, via Old French from Arabic كالانجان (ḵalanjān), probably from Chinese 高粱酒姜 (gāoliángjiāng), from 高粱酒 (gāoliáng, a district in Guongdong Province, China) + 姜 (jiāng, "ginger").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English aromatic root of any of several kinds of plants, galangal galangal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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