alecost


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alecost

(ˈeɪlˌkɒst)
n
(Plants) another name for costmary
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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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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.
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.