anchusa

anchusa

[ang-kyoo-suh, -zuh, an-choo-]
noun
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)
 
n
alkanet See also bugloss any Eurasian plant of the boraginaceous genus Anchusa, having rough hairy stems and leaves and blue flowers
 
[C18: from Latin]

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