galingale

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noun gal·in·gale \ˈga-lən-ˌgāl, -liŋ-\

Definition of galingale

  1. 1 :  an Old World sedge (Cyperus longus); broadly :  any of various other sedges of the same genus

  2. 2 :  galangal

Origin and Etymology of galingale

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French, galangal; sedges of the genus Cyperus so called from their aromatic rhizomes


First Known Use: 1578

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