Meaning of alehoof in English:

alehoof

(also ale-hoof, alliff)

Pronunciation /ˈeɪlhuːf/ /ˈeɪlhʊf/

noun

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".

Origin

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