Alexanders(redirected from Alisanders)
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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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|Noun||1.||Alexanders - 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