Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Ground-ivy, Nepeta Glechoma, the leaves of which were used in ale-making before the introduction of hops.
- n. ground-ivy
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Ground ivy (Nepeta Glechoma).
- n. trailing European aromatic plant of the mint family having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers often grown in hanging baskets; naturalized in North America; sometimes placed in genus Nepeta
“Queer were the names of some of the herbs; alehoof, which was ground-ivy, or gill-go-by-ground, or haymaids, or twinhoof, or gill-creep-by-ground, and was an herb of Venus, and thus in special use for "passions of the heart," for "amorous cups," which few Puritans dared to meddle with.”
“Cotton Mather said the most useful and favorite medicinal plants were alehoof, garlick, elder, sage, rue, and saffron.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘alehoof’.
an Eckhartian exercise of grinding
Interesting words related to food, ingredients, dishes, cookery, cuisines and so on. Exotic in this case is entirely subjective, with funkelberries on top.
Looking for tweets for alehoof.