GALAN'GA, n. A plant, species of the Maranta or Indian Arrow-Root, so called because the root is used to extract the virus communicated by poisoned arrows. This plant has thick, knotty, creeping roots, crowned with long, broad, arundinaceous leaves, with stalks half a yard high, terminated by bunches of monopetalous, ringent flowers.
A plant; the specific name of a species of Kaempferia, and also of a species of Alpinia, commonly called in English Galangal.
- The pungent aromatic rhizome or
tuber of certain East Indian or Chinese species of Alpinia
(A. Galanga and A. officinarum) and of the
Kæmpferia Galanga), -- all of the Ginger