Definition of Lesser galangal

1. Noun. Chinese perennial with pyramidal racemes of white flowers and pungent aromatic roots used medicinally and as flavoring.

Exact synonyms: Alpinia Officinalis, Alpinia Officinarum
Generic synonyms: Ginger
Group relationships: Alpinia, Genus Alpinia, Genus Languas, Genus Zerumbet



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lesser Galangal

lesser bilby
lesser bullrush
lesser burdock
lesser calamint
lesser celandine
lesser celandines
lesser centaury
lesser circulation
lesser cul-de-sac
lesser curvature of stomach
lesser duckweed
lesser evil
lesser evilism
lesser flamingo
lesser galangal (current term)
lesser hemlock
lesser horn of hyoid bone
lesser included offence
lesser included offense
lesser included offenses
lesser internal cutaneous nerve
lesser knapweed
lesser kudu
lesser multangular bone
lesser nothura
lesser nothuras
lesser occipital nerve
lesser of two evils
lesser omentum

Literary usage of Lesser galangal

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"lesser galangal root, radix go ... 217) and Garcias da Horta as a product of Java, and the latter distinguishes it from the Chinese or lesser galangal, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"217) and Garcia. da Horta as a product of Java, and the latter distinguishes it from the Chinese or lesser galangal, from which it is known by its larger ..."

3. Spices by Henry Nicholas Ridley (1912)
"... Hance, and Alpinia Galanga, L. The former is the lesser galangal, and is the most important of the two. THE lesser galangal Alpinia officinarum ..."

4. Odorographia: A Natural History of Raw Materials and Drugs Used in the by John Charles Sawer (1894)
"... are found in the Bombay markets, viz., the ChinĀ« and the Indian ; the latter was supposed by Royle to be the " lesser galangal " of Ainslie* called ..."

5. Pharmacographia Indica: A History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin by William Dymock (1893)
"The lesser Galangal (Eng.), Petit Galanga, Galanga de la Chine (Fr.). Hab. ... which is applied to the greater and lesser galangal, and is the source of the ..."

6. Materia medica of India and their therapeutics by Rustomjee Naserwanjee Khory, Nanabhai Navrosji Katrak, . (1903)
"Rhizome resembling in many respects the lesser galangal, but larger in size and irregularly knotty ; externally brownish black, like lesser galangal ..."

7. The Dictionary of Merchandize and Nomenclature in All European Languages by C. H. Kauffman (1815)
"The lesser Galangal is a small and short root, of an irregular figure, ... The lesser Galangal is esteemed an excellent stomachic, cephalic, cardiac, ..."

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