Borrowed from Arabic حِنَّاء (ḥinnāʾ), the name of the tree used to make the dye, probably from Middle Persian [script needed] (*hannāy-, “to smear, anoint”).
- IPA(key): /hɛnə/
- Rhymes: -ɛnə
henna (countable and uncountable, plural hennas)
- (countable) A shrub, Lawsonia inermis, having fragrant reddish flowers
- (countable) A reddish plant substance, prepared from the dried leaves of this plant, used for temporary tattoos and hair coloring. Hair colorings range from bright red to earth brown