noun al·kan·na \alˈkanə\

Definition of alkanna

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of herbs (family Boraginaceae) native to southern Europe with funnel-shaped flowers and pitted or wrinkled nutlets

  2. 2 less commonly alkenna \-ke-\ plural -s :  henna 1

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Origin and Etymology of alkanna

New Latin, from Spanish alcana henna (shrub), from Medieval Latin alchanna, from Arabic al-ḥinnā' the henna

First Known Use: 15th century

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a brief usually trivial fact

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