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henna

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noun hen·na \ˈhe-nə\

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


HENNA Defined for English Language Learners

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henna

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noun hen·na \ˈhe-nə\

Definition of henna for English Language Learners

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


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


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