ga·​lan·​ga | \ gə-ˈläŋ-gə How to pronounce galanga (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Asian persuasian The galanga, or tomkha coconut soup with chicken, is a favorite at Lemongrass Thai restaurant in downtown Overland Park. Jeff Rosen,, "Stuff I Like: Warm beaches, Texas house-flips, the great Mr. Muddy Waters," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of galanga

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galanga

Middle English, in part going back to Old English, in part borrowed from Medieval Latin; Old English gallengar, borrowed from Medieval Latin galanga, gallingar galangal

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“Galanga.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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