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Meaning of HENNA

Pronunciation:  'henu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a reddish brown dye used especially on hair
  2. [v]  apply henna to one's hair; "She hennas her hair every month"

HENNA is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: bepaint, hair coloring, hair dye, tinct, tinge, tint, touch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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