Chrysanthemum balsamita

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Related to Chrysanthemum balsamita: costmary
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Noun1.Chrysanthemum balsamita - tansy-scented Eurasian perennial herb with buttonlike yellow flowersChrysanthemum balsamita - 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
costmary - leaves used sparingly (because of bitter overtones) in sauces and soups and stuffings
genus Tanacetum, Tanacetum - a large genus of plants resembling chrysanthemums; comprises some plants often included in other genera especially genus Chrysanthemum
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Chrysanthemum balsamita has many common names: Alecost because it was used in the Middle ages to flavour beer; Bibleleaf because its sweet smelling minty leaves were pressed and used as bookmarks in Bibles and as a refreshing scent if the services were too long and tedious.
It's called costmary (Chrysanthemum balsamita) or bible-leaf plant because its 4- to 5-inch-long leaves made good bookmarks.