senna
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Arabic sanā Date: 1543 1. any of a genus (Cassia syn. Senna) of leguminous herbs, shrubs, and trees native to warm regions; especially one used medicinally 2. the dried leaflets or pods of various sennas (especially C. angustifolia syn. Senna alexandrina) used as a purgative

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  • Senna — can refer to:Individuals* Ayrton Senna (1960–1994), former Brazilian F1 driver and triple World Champion * Bruno Senna (born 1983), race car driver and nephew of Ayrton Senna * Danzy Senna (born 1970), novelist * Marcos Senna (born 1976),… …   Wikipedia

  • Senna — bezeichnet eine Gattung der Johannisbrotgewächse, siehe Senna (Gattung) speziell die pharmazeutisch verwendete Art Senna alexandrina einen Abschnitt im mittelalterlichen Heldenepos Nibelungenlied (Streit zwischen Kriemhild und Brünhild) einen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Senna — Sen na, n. [Cf. It. & Sp. sena, Pg. sene, F. s[ e]n[ e]; all fr. Ar. san[=a].] 1. (Med.) The leaves of several leguminous plants of the genus Cassia. ({C. acutifolia}, {C. angustifolia}, etc.). They constitute a valuable but nauseous cathartic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • senna — 1540s, from Mod.L. senna, from Arabic sana. Earlier was sene (c.1400), from French …   Etymology dictionary

  • Senna — Senna, s. Sennesblätter …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • SENNA — vulgo MISA, fluv. Umbriae in ora Senonum ad Senam Gallicam urb. mari Hadriatico acceptus, Lucan. l. 2. v. 407. Sennaque, et Aariacas qui verberat Aufidus undas. Ortelie Cesano esse videtut, inter Fanum et Senogalliam …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • senna- — *senna , *sennaz, *senþna , *senþnaz germ., stark. Maskulinum (a): nhd. Sinn; ne. sense (Neutrum); Rekontruktionsbasis: ae., afries., ahd.; Etymologie: vergleiche idg …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • senna — ► NOUN ▪ a laxative prepared from the dried pods of the cassia tree. ORIGIN Arabic …   English terms dictionary

  • senna — [sen′ə] n. [ML sene < Ar sanā] 1. any of a genus (Cassia) of plants of the caesalpinia family, with finely divided leaves and yellow flowers 2. the dried leaflets of various sennas, used, esp. formerly, as a laxative …   English World dictionary

  • Senna — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.  Pour l’article homophone, voir Sena. Biologie Senna peut désigner : un genre végétal : Senna (genre) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • senna — /sen euh/, n. 1. any plant, shrub, or tree belonging to the genus Cassia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and large clusters of flowers. 2. any of various cathartic drugs consisting of the dried leaflets of certain of these plants, as …   Universalium

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