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anchusa

[ ang-kyoo-suh, -zuh, an-choo- ]
/ æŋˈkyu sə, -zə, ænˈtʃu- /
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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.

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Also called alkanet.

Origin of anchusa

<New Latin, Latin anchūsa dyer's bugloss <Greek ánchousa
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British Dictionary definitions for anchusa

anchusa
/ (æŋˈkjuːsə) /

noun

any Eurasian plant of the boraginaceous genus Anchusa, having rough hairy stems and leaves and blue flowersSee also alkanet (def. 3), bugloss
C18: from Latin
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