anchusa

noun an·chu·sa \aŋˈkyüsə, -üzə\

Definition of anchusa

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of rough-hairy Old World herbs (family Boraginaceae) with one-sided clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers — see bugloss

  2. 2 plural -s :  a plant of the genus Anchusa

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Origin and Etymology of anchusa

New Latin, from Latin, alkanet, from Greek anchousa


First Known Use: 1567


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