Definition of alecost in English:

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alecost

Pronunciation: /ˈeɪlkɒst/

noun

Another term for costmary.
Example sentences
  • Alecost (Tanacetum balsamita) is also known as costmary.
  • Costmary, Alecost, Bible-leaf, Sweet Mary, or Mint Geranium is a sprawling, hardy perennial that reaches 3 feet in height when in bloom.
  • Alecost was the most popular flavoring for ale during the Middle Ages.

Origin

Late 16th century: from ale + cost.

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