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|Noun||1.||genus Alpinia - perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger-scented rhizomes|
plant genus - a genus of plants
family Zingiberaceae, ginger family, Zingiberaceae - a family of tropical monocotyledonous plants of order Musales
Alpinia officinalis, Alpinia officinarum, lesser galangal - Chinese perennial with pyramidal racemes of white flowers and pungent aromatic roots used medicinally and as flavoring