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henna definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a reddish brown dye used especially on hair v
1: apply henna to one's hair; "She hennas her hair every month"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Arabic ?inn?' Date: 1600 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 II. transitive verb Date: 1919 to dye (as hair) with henna

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a tropical shrub, Lawsonia inermis, having small pink, red, or white flowers. 2 the reddish dye from its shoots and leaves esp. used to colour hair. Etymology: Arab. hinna'

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Henna Hen"na, n. [Ar. hinn[=a] alcanna (Lawsonia inermis or alba). Cf. Alcanna, Alkanet, Orchanet.] 1. (Bot.) A thorny tree or shrub of the genus Lawsonia (L. alba). The fragrant white blossoms are used by the Buddhists in religious ceremonies. The powdered leaves furnish a red coloring matter used in the East to stain the hails and fingers, the manes of horses, etc. 2. (Com.) The leaves of the henna plant, or a preparation or dyestuff made from them.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Henna is a reddish-brown dye that is made from the leaves of a shrub. It is used especially for colouring hair or skin.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

hen'-a (So 1:14; 4:13): An aromatic plant.

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