Origin of alkanet
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Historical Examples of alkanet
Take out carefully the bags of alkanet, and lay them on a saucer.
Then remove the bag of alkanet, and perfume the oil with ottar of roses.
Put into a wide-mouthed bottle four ounces of the best olive oil, with one ounce of the small parts of alkanet root.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
Wax tinged with alkanet root, and applied to the marble hot enough to melt it freely.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Alkanet is to be bought at the druggists, is very cheap, perfectly innoxious, and is now much used for colouring confectionary.
Word Origin 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.