Henné

Henna Lawsonia inermis plant

Lawsonia inermis

Sinonimi:
Hina
Henna (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɛnə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnə

Noun

henna (countable and uncountable, plural hennas)

  1. (countable) A shrub, Lawsonia inermis, having fragrant reddish flowers
  2. (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
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