Lawsonia alba
Henna Hen"na, n. [Ar. hinn[=a] alcanna ({Lawsonia inermis} syn. {Lawsonia alba}). Cf. {Alcanna}, {Alkanet}, {Orchanet}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A thorny tree or shrub of the genus {Lawsonia} ({Lawsonia alba}). The fragrant white blossoms are used by the Buddhists in religious ceremonies. The powdered leaves furnish a red coloring matter used in the East to stain the nails and fingers, the manes of horses, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. (Com.) The leaves of the henna plant, or a preparation or dyestuff made from them. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lawsonia alba — Henna Hen na, n. [Ar. hinn[=a] alcanna ({Lawsonia inermis} syn. {Lawsonia alba}). Cf. {Alcanna}, {Alkanet}, {Orchanet}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A thorny tree or shrub of the genus {Lawsonia} ({Lawsonia alba}). The fragrant white blossoms are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lawsonia alba Lam. — Symbol LAIN5 Synonym Symbol LAAL7 Botanical Family Lythraceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Lawsonia (Pflanzengattung) — Hennastrauch Hennastrauch (Lawsonia inermis), Illustration Systematik Unterklasse: Rosenähnliche (Rosidae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lawsonia inermis — Hennastrauch Hennastrauch (Lawsonia inermis), Illustration Systematik Unterklasse: Rosenähnliche (Rosidae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lawsonia (género) —   Lawsonia (género) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lawsonia inermis —   alheña Dibujo de Lawsonia in …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lawsonia inermis — Henna Hen na, n. [Ar. hinn[=a] alcanna ({Lawsonia inermis} syn. {Lawsonia alba}). Cf. {Alcanna}, {Alkanet}, {Orchanet}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A thorny tree or shrub of the genus {Lawsonia} ({Lawsonia alba}). The fragrant white blossoms are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • LAWSONIA INERMIS L. - ЛАВЗОНИЯ НЕКОЛЮЧАЯ, ХНА — см. 670. Кустарник. L. inermis L. Л. неколючая, Хна Sp. pl. (1753) 349. Burkill (1935) 1323. Cortesi (1936) 100. Agricult. in Sudan (1948) 368. Алексеев (1960). S у n. L. spinosa L. (non Lour.); L. coccinea Sm.; L. alba Lam.; L. purpurea Lam.;… …   Справочник растений

  • Lawsonia — (L. L.), Pflanzengattung, benannt nach Th. Lawson, Arzt in Grand Strickland, aus der Familie der Lythrariceae Eulythrarieae, 8. Kl. 1. Ordn. L.; Art: L. alba (L. inermis, Ligustrum des Dioskorides), hoher Strauch, mit weißen wohlriechenden Blumen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hennastrauch — (Lawsonia inermis), Illustration Systematik Rosiden Eurosiden II …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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