Definition of Lesser galangal
1. Noun. Chinese perennial with pyramidal racemes of white flowers and pungent aromatic roots used medicinally and as flavoring.
Generic synonyms: Ginger
Group relationships: Alpinia, Genus Alpinia, Genus Languas, Genus Zerumbet
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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 Chin« 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, ..."