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Alkalization
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Alkanna tinctoria
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Alkanet definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AL'KANET, n. The plant bugloss. The root is used to impart a deep red color to oily substances, ointments, plasters, etc.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: perennial or biennial herb cultivated for its delicate usually blue flowers [syn: bugloss, alkanet, Anchusa officinalis]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin alcannetta, from Arabic al-?anna, al-?inn?' the henna Date: 14th century 1. a. a European plant (Alkanna tinctoria) of the borage family; also its root b. a red dyestuff prepared from the root 2. a Eurasian plant (Anchusa officinalis) of the borage family with delicate usually blue flowers

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a any plant of the genus Alkanna, esp. A. tinctoria, yielding a red dye from its roots. b the dye itself. 2 any of various similar plants. Etymology: ME f. Sp. alcaneta dimin. of alcana f. Arab. al-hinna' the henna shrub

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.




 


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