galingale

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n galingale European sedge having rough-edged leaves and spikelets of reddish flowers and aromatic roots
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Galingale (Bot) A plant of the Sedge family (Cyperus longus) having aromatic roots; also, any plant of the same genus. "Meadow, set with slender galingale ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n galingale See galangal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Galingale gal′in-gāl the aromatic root of certain E. Indian plants of genera Alpinia and Kæmpferia, formerly much used in medicine and cookery: the tuber of Cyperus longus, of ancient medicinal repute: also the whole plant
    • Galingale Also Galan′gal
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Galangal

Usage

In literature:

Nay, here are oaks and galingale: the hum of housing bees Makes the place pleasant, and the birds are piping in the trees.
"Theocritus" by Theocritus
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