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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ale·cost n.  Bot. The plant costmary, which was formerly much used for flavoring ale.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 alecost
      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, bible leaf, mint
          geranium, balsam herb, Tanacetum balsamita, Chrysanthemum
          balsamita]