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galanga


galanga


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galanga  \Ga*lan"ga\,  Galangal  \Ga*lan"gal\,  n.[OE.  galingale, 
  OF  galingal,  garingal  F.  galanga  (cf.  Sp  galanga),  prob. 
  fr  Ar  khalanj?n.  ] 
  The  pungent  aromatic  rhizome  or  tuber  of  certain  East  Indian 
  or  Chinese  species  of  {Alpinia}  ({A.  Galanga}  and  {A. 
  officinarum})  and  of  the  {K[ae]mpferia  Galanga}),  --  all  of 
  the  Ginger  family.