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- n. The plant costmary, which was formerly much used for flavouring ale.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The plant costmary, which was formerly much used for flavoring ale.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Costmary, Tanacetum Balsamita, a plant put into ale to give it an aromatic, flavor. See costmary.
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- n. 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
ale + Latin costus an aromatic plant: compare costmary. (Wiktionary)