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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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