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ga·lan·gal

, galanga (ga-lan'găl, -gă),
The rhizome of Alpinia officinarum (family Zingiberaceae); an aromatic stimulant and carminative.
Synonym(s): Chinese ginger
[Mediev. L. galanga, mild ginger, fr. Chinese]

galangal

(găl′ən-găl′, gə-lăng′gəl)
n.
1. Either of two plants (Alpinia galanga or A. officinarum) of eastern Asia, having pungent, aromatic rhizomes used medicinally and as seasoning.
2. The dried roots of either of these plants. In both senses also called galingale.
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