henna

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1hen·na

noun \ˈhe-nə\

: a reddish-brown dye used especially for coloring hair or skin

Full Definition of HENNA

1
:  a reddish-brown dye obtained from leaves of the henna plant and used especially on hair
2
:  an Old World tropical shrub or small tree (Lawsonia inermis) of the loosestrife family with small opposite leaves and panicles of fragrant usually white flowers

Origin of HENNA

Arabic ḥinnā'
First Known Use: 1600

Rhymes with HENNA

2henna

verb

Definition of HENNA

transitive verb
:  to dye (as hair) with henna

First Known Use of HENNA

1919

hen·na

noun \ˈhen-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HENNA

1
: an Old World tropical shrub or small tree (Lawsonia inermis) of the loosestrife family (Lythraceae) with clusters of fragrant white flowers
2
: a reddish brown dye obtained from the leaves of the henna plant and used especially on hair and in temporary tattoos

henna

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Tropical shrub or small tree (Lawsonia inermis) of the loosestrife family, native to northern Africa, Asia, and Australia, and the reddish-brown dye obtained from its leaves. The plant bears small opposite leaves and small, fragrant, white to red flowers. In addition to being grown for its dye, it is used as an ornamental.

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