alkanet

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al·ka·net

noun \ˈal-kə-ˌnet\

Definition of ALKANET

1
a :  a European plant (Alkanna tinctoria) of the borage family; also :  its root
b :  a red dyestuff prepared from the root
2
:  a Eurasian plant (Anchusa officinalis) of the borage family with delicate usually blue flowers

Origin of ALKANET

Middle English, from Medieval Latin alcannetta, from Arabic al-ḥanna, al-ḥinnā' the henna
First Known Use: 14th century

al·ka·net

noun \ˈal-kə-ˌnet\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALKANET

1
: a European plant (Alkanna tinctoria) of the borage family; also : its root
2
: a red dyestuff prepared from the root

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