galangal

Definitions of galangal
  1. noun
    southeastern Asian perennial with aromatic roots
    synonyms: Alpinia galanga
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    type of:
    ginger
    perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
  2. noun
    European sedge having rough-edged leaves and spikelets of reddish flowers and aromatic roots
    synonyms: Cyperus longus, galingale
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    type of:
    sedge
    grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
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