The pungent aromatic rhizome or tuber of certain East Indian or Chinese species of Alpinia (A. Galanga and A. Officinarum) and of the Kaempferia Galanga), all of the Ginger family.

Origin: OE. Galingale, OF. Galingal, garingal, F. Galanga (cf. Sp. Galanga), prob. Fr. Ar. Khalanjn.

(01 Mar 1998)