galingale

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

Definition of galingale

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

Origin and Etymology of galingale

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


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