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alkanet

Pronunciation: al′kă-net

Definition: The root of an herb, Alkanna, or Anchusa tinctoria (family Boraginaceae), that yields the red dyes alkannan and alkannin; used as a coloring agent; also used, combined with tannin, as an astringent.

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