- an Old World plant (Lawsonia inermis) of the loosestrife family, with minute, white or red flowers having the fragrance of roses
- a dye extracted from the leaves of this plant, often used to tint the hair auburn
- reddish brown
Origin of hennaArabic ?inn??
transitive verb-·naed, -·na·ing
to tint with henna
- a. A tree or shrub (Lawsonia inermis) of the Middle East, having fragrant white or reddish flowers.b. A reddish-brown dyestuff prepared from the dried and ground leaves of this plant, used especially in South and Southwest Asia and North Africa to color leather and fabrics, to dye hair, and to decorate the skin.c. A design drawn on the skin with this dyestuff.
- A moderate or strong reddish brown to strong brown.
transitive verbhen·naed, hen·na·ing, hen·nas
To dye (hair or skin, for example) with henna.
Origin of hennaArabic hinnā' hana'a to become green