alecost
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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Alecost — Ale cost , n. [Ale + L. costus an aromatic plant: cf. {Costmary}.] (Bot.) The plant costmary, which was formerly much used for flavoring ale. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • alecost — balzaminis skaistenis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Daugiametis, žolinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis, dekoratyvus astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos augalas. Lapai prieskonių žaliavai pjaunami prieš žiedynkočių formavimąsi, yra labai kvapūs …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • alecost — ale·cost …   English syllables

  • alecost —   n. herb formerly used to flavour ale; costmary …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • alecost — noun 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,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chrysanthemum Balsamita — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of plants in The English Physitian (1652 book) — Below is the list of plants, listed under the section Catalogue of the Herbs and Plants, in this Treatise, appropriated to their several PLANETS in the 1652 medical text The English Physitian: or an Astrologo physical Discourse of the Vulgar… …   Wikipedia

  • Tanacetum balsamita — Costmary Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiospe …   Wikipedia

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