an·​chu·​sa | \ aŋˈkyüsə, -üzə \

Definition of anchusa

1 capitalized : a large genus of rough-hairy Old World herbs (family Boraginaceae) with one-sided clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers — see bugloss
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Anchusa

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First Known Use of anchusa

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anchusa

New Latin, from Latin, alkanet, from Greek anchousa

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“Anchusa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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