AlehoofAle"hoof`\ ([=a]l"h[=oo]f`), n. [AS. h[=o]fe ground ivy; the first part is perh. a corruption: cf. OE. heyhowe hedgehove, ground ivy, "in old MSS. heyhowe, heyoue, haihoue, halehoue." --Prior.] Ground ivy (Nepeta Glechoma).
|trailing European aromatic plant of the mint family having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers often grown in hanging baskets; naturalized in North America; sometimes placed in genus Nepeta [syn: ground ivy]|