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Noun: costmary  'kóst,meh-ree
  1. Tansy-scented Eurasian perennial herb with buttonlike yellow flowers; used as potherb or salad green and sometimes for potpourri or tea or flavouring; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
    - alecost, bible leaf, mint geranium, balsam herb, Tanacetum balsamita, Chrysanthemum balsamita
  2. Leaves used sparingly (because of bitter overtones) in sauces and soups and stuffings

Derived forms: costmaries

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: genus Tanacetum, Tanacetum

Encyclopedia: Costmary