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