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Meaning of ALKANET

Pronunciation:  'alku`net

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  perennial or biennial herb cultivated for its delicate usually blue flowers
 

ALKANET is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: Anchusa officinalis, bugloss
 
 See Also: anchusa

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al"ka*net\, n. [Dim. of Sp. alcana, alhe[~n]a, in which
al is the Ar. article. See {Henna}, {and cf}. {Orchanet}.]
1. (Chem.) A dyeing matter extracted from the roots of
   {Alkanna tinctoria}, which gives a fine deep red color.

2. (Bot.)
   (a) A boraginaceous herb ({Alkanna tinctoria}) yielding
       the dye; orchanet.
   (b) The similar plant {Anchusa officinalis}; bugloss;
       also, the American puccoon.

 

 

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