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Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Galangal is a rhizome of plants in the ginger family Zingiberaceae , with culinary and medicinal uses originating in Indonesia . The rhizomes are used in various Asian cuisines (for example in Thai and Lao tom yum and tom kha gai soups, Vietnamese Huế cuisine ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. Any of several east Asian plants of the ginger family, used as a spice, but principally (taxlink Alpinia galanga species noshow=1).

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. southeastern Asian perennial with aromatic roots [syn: Alpinia galanga ] European sedge having rough-edged leaves and spikelets of reddish flowers and aromatic roots [syn: galingale , Cyperus longus ]

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Galanga \Ga*lan"ga\, Galangal \Ga*lan"gal\, n.[OE. galingale, OF. galingal, garingal, F. galanga (cf. Sp. galanga), prob. fr. Ar. khalanj[=a]n. ] The pungent aromatic rhizome or tuber of certain East Indian or Chinese species of Alpinia ( Alpinia Galanga ...

Usage examples of galangal.

These include the rhizomes turmeric and galangal, and the seed pods of several species of the ginger family, known as cardamoms.

As of this writing, fresh galangal has very recently become available, at least in California.

Their popularity rose and fell with galangal in Medieval Europe, where they were believed to prevent drunkenness and, if unsuccessful, to cure hangovers.

The pastes may incorporate galangal as well as fresh ginger, or even fresh turmeric.

If you can get fresh galangal, add 3 thick slices to the sauce when you begin to cook it, and omit the laos powder.

All of the other Zingiberaceae, including dried ginger, turmeric, galangal, and cardamom, are important only as medicine.

The ginger plants that yield the familiar green cardamom pods, and the not-so-familiar black cardamom, and several varieties of galangal, grow wild in South India.

A popular formula called for ginger, galangal, pepper, nutmeg, honey, and parsnips.

Their fluctuating and often lengthy lists of ingredients combined distilled spirits and wine with ginger, galangal, and sometimes cardamom among other spices and herbs.

The scent of galangal and cilantro implied sinister Cambodian thinkingpins plotting the replacement of western civilization by a rack of cognitive servers.

All of the other Zingiberaceae, including dried ginger, turmeric, galangal, and cardamom, are important only as medicine.

The name of Alpinia officinarum was given to the herb, as the source of Lesser Galangal.