Meaning of alecost in English:


Pronunciation /ˈeɪlkɒst/


another term for costmary
‘Alecost (Tanacetum balsamita) is also known as costmary.’
another term for costmary
  • ‘Costmary, Alecost, Bible-leaf, Sweet Mary, or Mint Geranium is a sprawling, hardy perennial that reaches 3 feet in height when in bloom.’
  • ‘Alecost was the most popular flavoring for ale during the Middle Ages.’


Late 16th century from ale + cost.