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Definition of the noun alecost

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noun - plural: alecosts

  1. 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

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Google previewDissertations (1849)

The same herb is called alecost, because it is often steept in ale. The modern Latin name viola mariana too, and the English mariet, which as well as that of Mercuries bell is occasionally given to the blue-bell, was most probably in honour of ...

Google previewFragments of Two Essays in English Philology (1873)

by Julius Charles Hare

The same herb is called alecost, because it is often steept in ale. The modern Latin name viola mariana too, and the English mariet, which as well as that of Mercuries bell is occasionally given to the blue-bell, was most probably in honour of ...

Google previewHerbal (2015)

The Essential Guide to Herbs for Living by Deni Brown

Alecost is the better behaved of the two, though in time it will form very large clumps. The subspecies balsametoides (camphor plant) is to all intents and purposes identical, apart from its camphor scent. Tansy is downright invasive – ideal for a ...

Google previewChemical Dictionary of Economic Plants (2001)

by Jeffrey B. Harborne, Herbert Baxter

Alecost. Costmary; Bible-leaf Mace Tanacetum balsamita (Compositae). Food plant. Contains in the leaf the 7-glucuronides of apigenin and chrysoeriol and luteolin 7-gentiobioside. Lipophilic flavonoids present at the leaf surface include the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Beer (2014)

The Beer Lover's Bible - A Complete Reference To Beer Styles, Brewing Methods, Ingredients, Festivals, Traditions, And More) by Christine P. Rhodes

ALECOST. See ALE-GILL. ALE. DRAPER.

Google previewThe Treasury of Botany: a Popular Dictionary of Vegetable Kingdom with which is Incorporated a Glossary of Botanical Terms Edited by John Lindley and Thomas Moore (1870)

Part 1

One species or this genus, grown for culinary purposes, the common Costmary or Alecost (Balsamita vulgaris), is a native of Italy, from whence it was introduced in 1568. It is a creeping-rooted hardy perennial, from two . to three feet high, ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language (1780)

One Main Object of Which, Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard Pronunciation. : To which is Prefixed a Rhetorical Grammar by Thomas Sheridan

ALECOST , a'le-kdst. s.

Google previewA General dictionary of the English language, etc. A facsimile of the edition of 1780 (1784)

by Thomas SHERIDAN (M.A., Teacher of Elocution.)

ALECOST, &le-host. s.

Google previewBenders’ Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology (2006)

by D A Bender

alecost An aromatic herbaceous plant, Tanacetum (Chrysanthemum) balsamita, related to tansy, used in salads and formerly used to flavour ale. aleurone ...

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