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alkanet


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alkanet  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bugloss  \Bu"gloss\,  n.;  pl  {Buglosses}.  [F.  buglosse  L. 
  buglossa  buglossus  fr  Gr  ?  oxtongue  ?  ox  +  ?  tongue.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Anchusa},  and  especially  the  {A. 
  officinalis},  sometimes  called  {alkanet};  oxtongue. 
 
  {Small  wild  bugloss},  the  {Asperugo  procumbens}  and  the 
  {Lycopsis  arvensis}. 
 
  {Viper's  bugloss},  a  species  of  {Echium}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alkanet 
  n  :  perennial  or  biennial  herb  cultivated  for  its  delicate 
  usually  blue  flowers  [syn:  {bugloss},  {Anchusa 
  officinalis}] 




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