Definition of Alexander's Foot in English:

Alexander's Foot

(also Alexander's foot)

noun

historical
rare
  • The pellitory of Spain, Anacyclus pyrethrum, which was supposed to have a root shaped like a foot.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Gerard (c1545–1612), herbalist. From the genitive of Alexander + foot, after Middle French pied d'Alexandre; so called because it was supposed to have a root shaped like a foot, although the reason for the allusion to Alexander (presumably Alexander the Great) is unclear.

Pronunciation

Alexander's Foot

/ˌalɪɡˈzɑːndəz ˌfʊt//ˌalɪɡˈzandəz ˌfʊt/