alkanet

noun al·ka·net \ 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 and Etymology of alkanet

Middle English, from Medieval Latin alcannetta, from Arabic al-ḥanna, al-ḥinnā' the henna


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alkanet

noun al·ka·net \ ˈal-kə-ˌnet \

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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