alkanet /ˈalkənɛt/


I. noun

a Eurasian plant of the borage family, typically having a hairy stem and blue flowers.

Anchusa and other genera, family Boraginaceae: several species, including the European A. officinalis.
– origin Middle English: from colloquial Arabic al-ḥannat (classical Arabic al-ḥinnā’) ‘the henna shrub’.

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