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1. galangal

noun. southeastern Asian perennial with aromatic roots.

Synonyms

  • ginger
  • Alpinia
  • genus Alpinia
  • genus Zerumbet
  • Alpinia galanga

Etymology

  • galingal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • قالنجان (Arabic)

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2. galangal

noun. European sedge having rough-edged leaves and spikelets of reddish flowers and aromatic roots.

Synonyms

  • sedge
  • galingale
  • Cyperus
  • Cyperus longus

Etymology

  • galingal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • قالنجان (Arabic)

Example sentences of the word galangal


1. Adjective
You should be able to find galangal root in a well-stocked Asian grocery store.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Fresh galangal can be quite tough and woody, so you may need to cut it into shards before grinding it to a paste in a spice grinder.

3. Verb, base form
While it won't taste identical to galangal powder, it may work.

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