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anchusa

[ang-kyoo-suh, -zuh, an-choo-] /æŋˈkyu sə, -zə, ænˈtʃu-/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Anchusa, of the borage family, several species of which are cultivated for their blue or purplish flowers that resemble forget-me-nots.
Also called alkanet.
Origin
< Neo-Latin, Latin anchūsa dyer's bugloss < Greek ánchousa
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anchusa

/æŋˈkjuːsə/
noun
1.
any Eurasian plant of the boraginaceous genus Anchusa, having rough hairy stems and leaves and blue flowers See also alkanet (sense 3), bugloss
Word Origin
C18: from Latin
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