What does aliment mean?
The definition of aliment
Al”i*ment, n.
Etym: [L. alimentum, fr. alere to nourish; akin to Goth. alan to grow, Icel. ala to nourish: cf. F. aliment. See Old.]

1 That which nourishes; food; nutriment; anything which feeds or adds to a substance in natural growth. Hence: The necessaries of life generally: sustenance; means of support. Aliments of theiBacon.
2 An allowance for maintenance. [Scot.]

Al”i*ment, v. t.
1 To nourish; to support.
2 To provide for the maintenance of. [Scot.]