1 Scotch lovage (Ligusticum
scothicum), a herb used medicinally; freq pl; also attrib.
 1792 CARTWRIGHT i, 130 I named [the river] Alexander;
abundance of that plant growing on its banks. 1861 DE BOILIEU 215 The only esculent (in
the common sense) found on the coast fit to eat was named the 'Alexander'a species
of celery. 1920 WALDO 62 'What greens have you?' 'Alexander greens, sir.' 1930 Am
Speech vi, 56 ~ a pot-herb growing on rocks, which can be cooked and eaten like
spinage. 1975 SCOTT 31 Scotch Lovage or Alexanders is found all around the coastline and
in some other places in Newfoundland. The vegetative part of the plant looks like celery
except that the stalks are smaller and the leaves are larger. The taste is like that of
celery and parsley.
2 Dumpling or 'duff' seasoned with the
1909 BROWNE 268 'Stoggers' and 'Alexanders' are huge balls
of dough ... served with ...'Codey.'