alecost

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alecost tansy-scented Eurasian perennial herb with buttonlike yellow flowers; used as potherb or salad green and sometimes for potpourri or tea or flavoring; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alecost (Bot) The plant costmary, which was formerly much used for flavoring ale.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alecost Costmary, Tanacetum Balsamita, a plant put into ale to give it an aromatic, flavor. See costmary.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ale, + L. costus, an aromatic plant: cf. Costmary