Alternative spelling of galangal.
- Cyperus longus
Other Word Forms of Galingale
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").
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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