alecost


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alecost

(ˈeɪlˌkɒst)
n
(Plants) another name for costmary
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Noun1.alecost - tansy-scented Eurasian perennial herb with buttonlike yellow flowersalecost - 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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Herbs like tansy, pennyroyal, woodruff, alecost and many others were used in days gone by not only because of the flavours they imparted to the meat but because they are natural preservatives.
It gives fully illustrated instructions on growing and brewing with everything from Alecost to Yarrow.
Less common, but no less impressive, is alecost or costmary (Tanacetum balsimita), which keeps its leaves through the winter.