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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cocktail made with crème de cacao, sweet cream, and brandy or gin.

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  • n. Alexanders: any of various umbellifers, often specifically Smyrnium olusatrum or Heracleum maximum, the cow parsnip

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a European herb (Smyrnium olusatrum) somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb.
  • n. the famous king of Macedon, son of Philip; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria -- (356-323 BC).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To treat with harshness and severity, in the manner of Sir Jerome Alexander, an Irish judge in the seventeenth century who was noted for his harsh and merciless decisions, especially in regard to Presbytenans and other nonconformists; by implication, to hang.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)
  • n. European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb

Etymologies

From the name Alexander.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • It doesn't matter that everone from alexander to the Soviets have failed there.

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  • Five People Born on January 21 clarence darrow, conan o 'brien, haley mills, James Woods, Jay Leno, lucretia borgia, pope alexander VI, scopes monkey trial, william jennings bryan

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  • Five Things That Happened On May 3rd alexander hamilton, benjamin franklin, britain, constitutional congress, founding fathers, george washington, John Adams, revolutionary war, thomas jefferson, united states of america

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  • On roadside banks, overlooking the eucalyptus groves and polytunnels of market gardens at Boetheric and Burraton, daffodils faded before the end of March and now sprawl between the umbels of alexander.

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  • See citation on skirret - in the "cow parsnip" sense.

    November 10, 2012

  • "a repellent mixture of gin, crème de cacao and cream." (Article citation/link in the description of my list "The Pansies.")

    June 3, 2009