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alehoof


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alehoof  \Ale"hoof`\  ([=a]l"h[=oo]f`),  n.  [AS.  h[=o]fe  ground 
  ivy;  the  first  part  is  perh.  a  corruption:  cf  OE  heyhowe 
  hedgehove  ground  ivy,  ``in  old  MSS.  heyhowe  heyoue 
  haihoue  halehoue.''  --Prior.] 
  Ground  ivy  ({Nepeta  Glechoma}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alehoof 
  n  :  trailing  European  aromatic  plant  of  the  mint  family  having 
  rounded  leaves  and  small  purplish  flowers  often  grown  in 
  hanging  baskets;  naturalized  in  North  America;  sometimes 
  placed  in  genus  Nepeta  [syn:  {ground  ivy},  {field  balm}, 
  {gill-over-the-ground},  {runaway  robin},  {Glechoma 
  hederaceae},  {Nepeta  hederaceae}] 




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