Meaning of alehoof in English:

alehoof

noun

(also ale-hoof)
historical
  • Ground ivy, Glechoma hederacea, an aromatic herb that was used for the flavouring and preservation of ale before the introduction of hops. Compare "alecost", "hayhove".

Pronunciation

alehoof

/ˈeɪlhuːf/ /ˈeɪlhʊf/

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Alphita. Alteration, probably after ale of hayhove.