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costmary


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  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]: 
 
  costmary 
  n  1:  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:  {alecost},  {bible  leaf},  {mint 
  geranium},  {balsam  herb},  {Tanacetum  balsamita},  {Chrysanthemum 
  balsamita}] 
  2:  leaves  used  sparingly  (because  of  bitter  overtones)  in 
  sauces  and  soups  and  stuffings 




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