Lawsonia

noun Law·so·nia \lȯˈsōnēə\

Definition of Lawsonia

  1. :  a genus of tropical Old World shrubs (family Lythraceae) having tetramerous flowers and a four-celled capsular fruit — see henna

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Origin and Etymology of lawsonia

New Latin, from Isaac Lawson †1747 Scottish naturalist + New Latin -ia


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