Galangal

Galanga on wooden background

Alpinia galanga

Sinónimos:
Kulanjan
Alpinia_galanga (Wikipedia)

Alpinia galanga
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Monocots
Clade:Commelinids
Order:Zingiberales
Family:Zingiberaceae
Genus:Alpinia
Species:
A. galanga
Binomial name
Alpinia galanga

Alpinia galanga, a plant in the ginger family, bears a rhizome used largely as an herb in Unani medicine and as a spice in Arab cuisine and Southeast Asian cookery. It is one of four plants known as "galangal", and is differentiated from the others with the common names lengkuas, greater galangal, and blue ginger.

Galangal (Wiktionary)

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

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