What is another word for alkanet?

Pronunciation: [ˈalkɐnˌɛt] (IPA)

Alkanet is a flowering plant that is native to the Mediterranean region and is well-known for its red-purple dye used in fabrics and lipsticks. However, there are a few synonyms for this plant that you may not be aware of. For instance, alkanet can also be known as dyer's bugloss or anchusa officinalis. Additionally, some people may refer to this plant as Spanish bugloss or Italian bugloss depending on where it is found. The roots of this plant contain a red dye that has been used in textile production for centuries. While it may have various names, alkanet remains a significant part of textile history.

Synonyms for Alkanet:

What are the hypernyms for Alkanet?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    herb, plant, dyer's bugloss.

What are the hyponyms for Alkanet?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for alkanet (as nouns)

Usage examples for Alkanet

On his cheeks was a touch of alkanet; his hair, powdered blue, was encircled by a diadem set with gems.
"Mary Magdalen"
Edgar Saltus
Then put in a pennyworth of alkanet root tied up in a rag, with the jar closed, and boil it till it becomes red.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches,"
Mary Eaton
Put into a pint of cold-drawn linseed oil, four pennyworth of alkanet root, and two pennyworth of rose pink.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches,"
Mary Eaton

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