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English noun: costmary

1. costmary (plant) 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

Synonymsalecost, balsam herb, bible leaf, Chrysanthemum balsamita, mint geranium, Tanacetum balsamita

Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant

Part holonymcostmary

Member meronymgenus Tanacetum, Tanacetum

2. costmary (food) leaves used sparingly (because of bitter overtones) in sauces and soups and stuffings

Broader (hypernym)herb

Part meronymalecost, balsam herb, bible leaf, Chrysanthemum balsamita, costmary, mint geranium, Tanacetum balsamita

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