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 Alces’te (2 syl.).Alchemy (Al’-ki-m) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Alchemilla
 
or Lady’s Mantle. The alchemist’s plant; so called because alchemists collected the dew of its leaves for their operations. Lady means the Virgin Mary, to whom the plant was dedicated.   1
 


 Alces’te (2 syl.).Alchemy (Al’-ki-m) 

 
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