Definition of alexanders in English:

alexanders

Line breaks: alex|an¦ders
Pronunciation: /alɪgˈzɑːndəz
 
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noun

[treated as singular]
A European plant of the parsley family with yellowish flowers, formerly eaten as a salad vegetable.
  • Smyrnium olusatrum, family Umbelliferae
More example sentences
  • But the beauty of most edible plants - nettles, dandelions, alexanders, fat hen, sorrel - is that they are so prolific they are considered a nuisance.
  • Evelyn commended the use of young shoots in salads or ‘in a vernal pottage’, while Caleb Threlkeld gave a recipe for an Irish ‘Lenten Potage’, a soup based on alexanders, watercress, and nettles.
  • If Alexanders is not considered to be a rare plant in Shropshire because it is an "introduction" (Sinker, 1985) it certainly has an interesting, strange distribution here, and is one of our most striking plants.

Origin

Old English alexandre, from medieval Latin alexandrum.

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