Definitions for: Henna

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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