What does alexanders or alisanders mean?
The definition of alexanders and alisanders
Al`ex*an”ders, Al`i*san”ders, n.
Etym: [OE. alisaundre, OF. alissandere, fr. Alexander or Alexandria.] (Bot)

A name given to two species of the genus Smyrnium, formerly cultivated and used as celery now is; — called also horse parsely.