Alkanet

Alkanet is the common name of several related plants in the borage family (Boraginaceae): ...
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Alkanet

• (n.) The similar plant Anchusa officinalis; bugloss; also, the American puccoon. • (n.) A dyeing matter extracted from the roots of Alkanna tinctoria, which gives a fine deep red color. • (n.) A boraginaceous herb (Alkanna tinctoria) yielding the dye; orchanet.
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alkanet

1. <chemistry> A dyeing matter extracted from the roots of Alkanna tinctoria, which gives a fine deep red colour. ... 2. <botany> A boraginaceous herb (Alkanna tinctoria) yielding the dye; orchanet. The similar plant Anchusa officinalis; bugloss; also, the American puccoon. ... Origin: Dim. Of Sp. Alcana, alhea, in which al is the Ar. A...
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alkanet

Anchusa officinalis noun perennial or biennial herb cultivated for its delicate usually blue flowers
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Alkanet

Al'ka¬∑net noun [ Dim. of Spanish alcana , alheña , in which al is the Arabic article. See Henna , and cf . Orchanet .] 1. (Chemistry) A dyeing matter extracted from the roots of Alkanna tinctoria , which gives a fine deep red co...
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Alkanet

Alkanet is a dyeing drug, the bark of the root of the Anchusa or Alkanna tinctoria, a plant of the order Boraginaceae, with downy and spear-shaped leaves, and clusters of small purple or reddish flowers. The plant is sometimes cultivated in Britain, but most of the alkanet of commerce was imported from the Levant or from southern France. It imparts...
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Alkanet

Alkanet is a perennial Boraginaceae found in warmer parts of Europe. It has a black tap root and funnel-shaped flowers which commence red and then turn blue.
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alkanet

any plant of the 50 or so mostly Mediterranean species of the genus Anchusa and the closely related Pentaglottis sempervirens, bearing blue, purple, ...
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alkanet

reddish plant-based dye
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alkanet

Type: Term Pronunciation: al′kă-net Definitions: 1. The root of an herb, Alkanna, or Anchusa tinctoria (family Boraginaceae), that yields the red dyes alkannan and alkannin; used as a coloring agent; also used, combined with tannin, as an astringent.
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