galangal vs galingale what difference

what is difference between galangal and galingale

English

Alternative forms

  • galingale, galanga

Etymology

From Middle English galyngale, from Old French galingal, from Arabic خَلَنْجَان(ḵalanjān), from Persian قولنجان(qulinjân, qulanjân), from Sanskrit कुलञ्जन (kulañjana), perhaps from Chinese 高良薑高良姜 (gāoliángjiāng), from 高涼 (a prefecture or county in China) + (ginger).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈlæŋɡəl/

Noun

galangal (countable and uncountable, plural galangals)

  1. Any of several east Asian plants of genera Alpinia and Kaempferia in the ginger family, used as a spice, but principally Alpinia galanga.

Synonyms

  • greater galangal, lesser galangal
  • blue ginger

Translations

See also

  • galangal on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


English

Etymology

From Middle English galingale, from Old French galingal, from Arabic خَلَنْجَان(ḵalanjān), from Persian قولنجان(qulinjân, qulanjân), from Sanskrit कुलञ्जन (kulañjana), perhaps from Chinese 高良薑高良姜 (gāoliángjiāng), from 高涼 (a prefecture or county in China) + (ginger).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡælɪŋɡeɪl/

Noun

galingale (countable and uncountable, plural galingales)

  1. Alternative spelling of galangal
    • 1980, The Times, 10 Jan 1980, p.12 col. A
      An early English version [of marmelade] was called charedequynce, of which one version included wine, honey, ginger, galingale, cinnamon and wardens as well as quinces.
  2. One of several species of Cyperus sedges with aromatic rhizomes.

Middle English

Noun

galingale

  1. Alternative form of galyngale

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