- any of several east Asian plants of the ginger family, used as a spice
Etymology: Alteration of galingale.
- 1890: The duties on olives, bay leaves, , coffee, cocoa, spices, tea, and sugar, as well as on coal, coke, and peat imported through the western frontier and the Baltic ports, will not be raised. " The Times, 1 Sep 1890, p.3 col. C
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