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1. (Plants) a biennial umbelliferous plant, Smyrnium olusatrum, native to S Europe, with dense umbels of yellow-green flowers and black fruits
2. (Plants) golden alexanders an umbelliferous plant, Zizia aurea, of North America, having yellow flowers in compound umbels
[Old English, from Medieval Latin alexandrum, probably (through association in folk etymology with Alexander the Great) changed from Latin holus atrum black vegetable]
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Noun1.alexanders - European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherbAlexanders - European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Smyrnium, Smyrnium - Alexanders
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Oh thou, generous above all the Alexanders, since for only eight months of service thou hast given me the best island the sea girds or surrounds
He has been working on the project for seven years--with Tom Cruise and Heath Ledger among the Alexanders he has wooed and lost--but he remains committed to depicting Alexander's sexual relationships with men as well as his three marriages to women.
We've seen Hollywood studios compete to produce two movies about volcanic eruptions, missions to Mars, asteroids hurtling toward Earth, even two computer-animated movies about ants--but this year the grandest race of all is being fought in Tinseltown to bring to the screen the life story of Macedonian king and warrior Alexander the Great.
Jane Gorman, a lawyer for the Alexanders, called the ruling ``a nightmare'' and said it would be appealed to the state Supreme Court.
She consented to adoption the following month, chose the Alexanders out of a book of prospective adoptive parents, and expressed no reservations.
In founding a journal that was the "forerunner to Black Orpheus," the Alexanders are linked to the classical musician/hero.
In Rego Park, Alexanders owns 375,000 square in a three-story building with a vacant lot across the street.
The Alexanders issued a written statement which said in part: "It is our belief that in the same way that a person in a criminal case has a right to be represented by a competent attorney, so also a person with a civil problem who cannot afford legal assistance should have the opportunity to go to a competent attorney.
Alexander Consulting's First Webinar, 'How to Sell Professional Services and Solutions,' To Be Presented Feb.

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