Galingale


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Galingale

 

(Alpinia officinarum), a perennial plant of the family Zingiberaceae. It is also known as the Galanga minor, as distinguished from the Galanga major (Alpinia galanga). It grows in East Asia.

REFERENCE

Atlas lekarstvenykh rastenii SSSR. Moscow, 1962.
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Thus, galingale was introduced into English from Old French, which in turn adopted it from Arabic, although it is originally Chinese, according to the OED.
5 galngay, the usual spelling for galingale in this MS, elaborates on an unspecified `powder'.
In the better-off kitchens, cooks were regularly using ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, galingale, cubebs, coriander, cumin, cardamom and aniseed, resulting in highly spiced cooking very similar to India.