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alkanetn. [Dim. of Sp. alcana, alhe, in which al is the Ar. article. See Henna, and cf. Orchanet.].
  •  A dyeing matter extracted from the roots of Alkanna tinctoria, which gives a fine deep red color.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A boraginaceous herb (Alkanna tinctoria) yielding the dye; orchanet.  [1913 Webster]


alkanet, 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.

ME f. Sp. alcaneta dimin. of alcana f. Arab. al-hinna' the henna shrub

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