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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.
Historical Examples

My garden is at present amazingly blue with Dropmore Alkanet (anchusa).
The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28 Various

In this specimen a raceme of small flowers was included within the enlarged pericarp of a species of anchusa.
Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters

The two British Alkanets (anchusa) are interesting plants, though not very common.
Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux

any Eurasian plant of the boraginaceous genus Anchusa, having rough hairy stems and leaves and blue flowers See also alkanet (sense 3), bugloss


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