anchusa

noun

an·​chu·​sa
aŋˈkyüsə,
-üzə
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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, alkanet, from Greek anchousa

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of anchusa was in 1567

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“Anchusa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anchusa. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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