Alkane vs Alkanet - What's the difference?

alkane | alkanet |


As nouns the difference between alkane and alkanet

is that alkane is while alkanet is , a plant whose root is used as a red dye.

alkane

English

(wikipedia alkane)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any of saturated hydrocarbons including methane, ethane and compounds with long carbon chain known as paraffins etc., having a chemical formula of the form CnH2n+2.
  • Derived terms

    * chlorofluoroalkane * cycloalkane * hydrofluoroalkane

    Hypernyms

    * hydrocarbon

    Hyponyms

    * methane * ethane * propane * butane * pentane * hexane * heptane * octane * nonane * decane * undecane * dodecane * hexadecane * tetracosane ----

    alkanet

    Noun

  • , a plant whose root is used as a red dye.
  • The dyeing matter extracted from the plant, giving a deep red colour.
  • Other plants of the genus.
  • ((common bugloss)), a similar plant.
  • ((yellow alkanet)).
  • ((false alkanet)).
  • ((bastard alkanet) or (field gromwell)).
  • ((green alkanet)), a blue-flowered plant with evergreen leaves.
  • The American puccoon.
  • Synonyms

    * orchanet (Webster 1913) ----