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henna

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noun hen·na \ˈhe-nə\

Simple Definition of henna

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of henna

  1. 1 :  a reddish-brown dye obtained from leaves of the henna plant and used especially on hair

  2. 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 and Etymology of henna

Arabic ḥinnā'


First Known Use: 1600


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henna

verb hen·na

Definition of henna

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to dye (as hair) with henna



1919

First Known Use of henna

1919

Rhymes with henna


Medical Dictionary

henna

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noun hen·na \ˈhen-ə\

Medical Definition of henna

  1. 1:  an Old World tropical shrub or small tree (Lawsonia inermis) of the loosestrife family (Lythraceae) with clusters of fragrant white flowers

  2. 2:  a reddish brown dye obtained from the leaves of the henna plant and used especially on hair and in temporary tattoos




Learn More about henna

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of henna Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about henna


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