Definition of alecost in English:

alecost

noun

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

Origin

Late 16th century: from ale + cost.

Pronunciation

alecost

/ˈeɪlkɒst/