- 1The powdered leaves of a tropical shrub, used as a dye to color the hair and decorate the body.More example sentences
- Unlike black and red henna, which dye your hair, neutral henna just adds body and shine.
- I used to love coloring my hair red with henna, but finally quit doing it.
- Most people in November were wearing leather coats, as you see throughout Europe, and the women, most of whom were brunettes, had dyed their hair with henna.
- 2The Old World shrub that produces henna, with small pink, red, or white flowers.
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- Lawsonia inermis, family Lythraceae
- Originally, natural dyes from amla, henna, pomegranate, indigo and turmeric were used to dye the silk.
- It uses the coloring properties of henna, a bushlike herb that grows throughout Africa and the Middle East.
- The herbs illam and henna were used by women to soften and beautify their skin.
verb (hennas, hennaing, hennaed /ˈhenəd/)[with object] Back to top
- Dye (hair) with henna.More example sentences
- She had her hennaed hair in a bun, running around, looking young and beautiful.
- It is not uncommon for brides and their friends to take over a bathhouse the night before the big day and go through the rituals of washing, depilation and even hennaing the hair.
- Her hair is hennaed to cover the grey and her figure was long ago permanently shrouded in a shapeless dress.
early 17th century: from Arabic ḥinnā'.
More definitions of hennaDefinition of henna in:
- The British & World English dictionary