Definition of alkanna
1 capitalized : a genus of herbs (family Boraginaceae) native to southern Europe with funnel-shaped flowers and pitted or wrinkled nutlets
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 centurySee Words from the same year
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