- 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
transitive verb hennaed, hennaing
to tint with henna
See henna in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb hen·naed
a. A tree or shrub (Lawsonia inermis) of the Middle East, having fragrant white or reddish flowers.
b. A reddish-orange dyestuff prepared from the dried and ground leaves of this plant, used as a cosmetic dye and for coloring leather and fabrics.
- A moderate or strong reddish brown to strong brown.
To dye (hair, for example) with henna.
Origin: Arabic ḥinnā’
Origin: ; akin to ḥana’a, to become green
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