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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cost·ma·ry n.  Bot. A garden plant (Chrysanthemum Balsamita) having a strong balsamic smell, and nearly allied to tansy. It is used as a pot herb and salad plant and in flavoring ale and beer. Called also alecost.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Chrysanthemum balsamita
      n : tansy-scented Eurasian perennial herb with buttonlike yellow
          flowers; used as potherb or salad green and sometimes for
          potpourri or tea or flavoring; sometimes placed in genus
          Chrysanthemum [syn: costmary, alecost, bible leaf,
          mint geranium, balsam herb, Tanacetum balsamita]