Definition of Alkanet

1. Noun. Perennial or biennial herb cultivated for its delicate usually blue flowers.

Exact synonyms: Anchusa Officinalis, Bugloss
Generic synonyms: Anchusa



Definition of Alkanet

1. n. A dyeing matter extracted from the roots of Alkanna tinctoria, which gives a fine deep red color.

Definition of Alkanet

1. Noun. A particular plant whose root is used as a dye. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alkanet

1. a European plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Alkanet

1. 1. A dyeing matter extracted from the roots of Alkanna tinctoria, which gives a fine deep red colour. 2. A boraginaceous herb (Alkanna tinctoria) yielding the dye; orchanet. The similar plant Anchusa officinalis; bugloss; also, the American puccoon. Origin: Dim. Of Sp. Alcana, alhea, in which al is the Ar. Article. See Henna, and cf. Orchanet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alkanet

alkaloidal
alkaloids
alkalophile
alkaloses
alkalosis
alkalotic
alkaluria
alkane
alkane 1-monooxygenase
alkane series
alkanediyl
alkanediyls
alkanes
alkanesulfonates
alkanesulfonic acids
alkanet (current term)
alkanethiol
alkanethiols
alkanets
alkanium
alkanium ion
alkaniums
alkannan
alkannin
alkanoate
alkanoates
alkanoic
alkanoic acid
alkanoic acids
alkanol

Literary usage of Alkanet

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1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1866)
"alkanet-red is insoluble in water. — It dissolves in oil of vitriol with amethyst-red colour (John). Dissolves in aqueous ammonia and iu alL-alit with blue ..."

2. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1911)
"Samples may be examined by dye trials made on wool mordanted with 2% of potassium dichromate. alkanet. This consists of the cortical parts of the root of ..."

3. Applied Chemistry by Edward Andrew Parnell (1844)
"alkanet.—The root of the Anchusa tinctoria. ... A variety of alkanet was formerly met with in commerce, derived from the roots of the Lawsonia ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"alkanet is one of the more ancient dye- stuffs, having been employed by the Romans, but, on the other hand, it does not appear at any time to have attained ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"alkanet is one of the more ancient dye- stuffs, having been employed by the Romans, but, on the other hand, it docs not appear at any time to have attained ..."

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