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alkanet (n.)

mid-14c., "the plant alkanet or its root" (used as a dye material and a styptic), from Medieval Latin, from a diminutive of alcanna, from Arabic al-hinna (see henna). As the name of the plant itself, from 1560s.

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Definitions of alkanet from WordNet

alkanet (n.)
perennial or biennial herb cultivated for its delicate usually blue flowers;
Synonyms: bugloss / Anchusa officinalis
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