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alkanet Line breaks: al¦ka|net
Pronunciation: /ˈalkənɛt/

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Definition of alkanet in English:

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'.

Words that rhyme with alkanet

Intranet • Ethernet

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into Italian
Word of the day innocuous
Pronunciation: iˈnäkyo͞oəs
adjective
not harmful or offensive