A taxonomic genus within the family Anthribidae — certain fungus weevils.
Lawsonia Sentence Examples
Of dye-stuffs there are produced henna (Lawsonia iijermis) principally grown at Khabis near Kermn, woad and madder; a small quantity of indigo is grown near Dizfu and Shushter.
Among the more usual cultivated flowers are the rose (which has ever been a favorite among the Arabs), the jasmine, narcissus, lily, oleander, chrysanthemum, convolvulus, geranium, dahlia, basil, the henna plant (Lawsonia alba, or Egyptian privet, which is said to be a flower of Paradise), the helianthus and~the violet.
This plant, Lawsonia, was used by Egyptians to achieve their preferred hair color.
Henna dye is made from the crushed up stems and leaves of the Henna flowering bush, also known as the Lawsonia flower.