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