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Galingale \Gal"in*gale\, n. [See Galangal.] (Bot.) A plant of the Sedge family ( Cyperus longus) having aromatic roots; also, any plant of the same genus.

Meadow, set with slender galingale.


n. 1 (alternative spelling of galangal English) 2 One of several species of ''Cyperus'' sedges with aromatic rhizomes.


n. European sedge having rough-edged leaves and spikelets of reddish flowers and aromatic roots [syn: galangal, Cyperus longus]


Galingale may refer to:

  • Galangal, one of several plants in the ginger family with aromatic rhizomes used for food and medicines
  • Galingale, one of several species of Cyperus sedges with aromatic rhizomes, especially:
    • Cyperus longus

Usage examples of "galingale".

Griffen saw the big kitchen knife, the remains of chopped vegetables, strips of chicken skin, a piece of fresh galingale.

The stewards brought round a savory condiment of boiled pears mixed with hog's fennel, galingale, and licorice, as an aid to digestion for the noble folk who were by now surely stuffed and surfeited.