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alkanet

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noun al·ka·net \ˈal-kə-ˌnet\

Definition of alkanet

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

  2. 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


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alkanet

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noun al·ka·net \ˈal-kə-ˌnet\

Medical Definition of alkanet

  1. 1:  a European plant (Alkanna tinctoria) of the borage family; also :  its root

  2. 2:  a red dyestuff prepared from the root




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