Entry from British & World English dictionary
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
Middle English: from colloquial Arabic al-ḥannat (classical Arabic al-ḥinnā') 'the henna shrub'.
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