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alecost


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alecost  \Ale"cost`\,  n.  [Ale  +  L.  costus  an  aromatic  plant:  cf 
  {Costmary}.]  (Bot.) 
  The  plant  costmary,  which  was  formerly  much  used  for 
  flavoring  ale. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Costmary  \Cost"ma*ry\  (k?st"m?-r?),  n.  [L.  costum  an  Oriental 
  aromatic  plant  (Gr.  ???,  cf  Ar  kost,  kust)  +  Maria  Mary. 
  Cf  {Alecost}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  garden  plant  ({Chrysanthemum  Balsamita})  having  a  strong 
  balsamic  smell,  and  nearly  allied  to  tansy.  It  is  used  as  a 
  pot  herb  and  salad  plant  and  in  flavoring  ale  and  beer. 
  Called  also  {alecost}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alecost 
  n  :  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  [syn:  {costmary},  {bible  leaf},  {mint 
  geranium},  {balsam  herb},  {Tanacetum  balsamita},  {Chrysanthemum 
  balsamita}] 




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