What does alkanet mean?
The definition of alkanet
Etym: [Dim. of Sp. alcana, alhe, in which al is the Ar. article. See Henna, and cf. Orchanet.]
A dyeing matter extracted from the roots of Alkanna tinctoria, which gives a fine deep red color.
(a) A boraginaceous herb (Alkanna tinctoria) yielding the dye; orchanet.
(b) The similar plant Anchusa officinalis; bugloss; also, the American puccoon.