Origin of alkanet
Examples from the Web for alkanet
Then remove the bag of alkanet, (which may be used again for the same purpose,) and put the oil into clear glass lamps.
Take out the alkanet root, and put in two pennyworth of essence of lemon, and a few drops of bergamot.
Then remove the bag of alkanet, and perfume the oil with ottar of roses.
Put into a pint of cold-drawn linseed oil, four pennyworth of alkanet root, and two pennyworth of rose pink.
Then put in a pennyworth of alkanet root tied up in a rag, with the jar closed, and boil it till it becomes red.
British Dictionary definitions for alkanet
Word Origin for alkanet
Word Origin and History for alkanet
"dye material from bugloss plant roots," early 14c., from Spanish alcaneta, diminutive of alcana, from Arabic al-hinna (see henna). As the name of the plant itself, from 1560s.