Definition of "galangal" [galangal]

  • A plant (Alpinia officinarum) of eastern Asia, having pungent, aromatic roots used medicinally and as seasoning. (noun)
  • The dried roots of this plant. (noun)

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Use "galangal" in a sentence
  • ""The spice of life," as she called galangal, appears in many Hildegard formulas."
  • "A return visit snagged me my galangal, which is like ginger and coriander having a party in your mouth."
  • "They used many spices, some of which we no longer use (zedoary, long pepper), others of which today are associated with ethnic cuisine (such as galangal, an important ingredient of Thai cooking)."
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