I. noun Etymology: Arabic ḥinnā' Date: 1600 1. a reddish-brown dye obtained from leaves of the henna plant and used especially on hair 2. an Old World tropical shrub or small tree (Lawsonia inermis) of the loosestrife family with small opposite leaves and panicles of fragrant usually white flowers II. transitive verb Date: 1919 to dye (as hair) with henna

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  • Henna — Henna …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • HENNA — (Heb. כֹּפֶר, kofer), the plant Lawsonia alba whose leaves yield a much used dye. Its English name is derived from Arabic. Henna is included among the spices growing in the garden of tropical spices to which the beloved maiden is compared in Song …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • henna — I {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. ż Ia, CMc. hennannie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} roślina tropikalna zawierająca pomarańczowy barwnik; lawsonia {{/stl 7}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}} {{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}henna II {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. ż Ia, CMc. hennannie, blm… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Henna — bezeichnet: eine Pflanze der Gattung Lawsonia, siehe Hennastrauch ein rotgelber Farbstoff, der aus den zerriebenen Blättern sowie Stängeln des Hennastrauchs gewonnen wird und der unter anderem zum Färben der Haare verwendet wird, vergleiche Henna …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Henna — (del ár. «ḥinnā’»; pronunc. [jéna]) 1 (Lawsonia inermis) f. Planta arbustiva de la familia de las litráceas, originaria de Arabia, de cuyas hojas se obtiene un polvo rojizo que se utiliza como tinte, especialmente para el pelo. 2 Este tinte. * *… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • henna — (n.) c.1600, dye or cosmetic from the henna plant, from Arabic hinna, name for the small thorny tree (Egyptian Privet, Lawsonia inermis), the leaves of which are used to make the reddish dye; said to be of Persian origin. Related: Hennaed (1860) …   Etymology dictionary

  • henna — (pronunciamos jena ) sustantivo femenino 1. Lawsonia inermis. Árbol pequeño de flores perfumadas y hojas ovaladas que se utilizan en la fabricación de cosméticos. 2. Colorante vegetal: Gracias al tratamiento con henna he conseguido dar un tono… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • henna — ► NOUN ▪ the powdered leaves of a tropical shrub, used as a reddish brown dye to colour the hair and decorate the body. ► VERB (hennas, hennaed, hennaing) ▪ dye with henna. ORIGIN Arabic …   English terms dictionary

  • henna — [hen′ə] n. [Ar ḥinnā ] 1. an Old World plant (Lawsonia inermis) of the loosestrife family, with minute, white or red flowers having the fragrance of roses 2. a dye extracted from the leaves of this plant, often used to tint the hair auburn 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Henna — (arab.), so v.w. Alkannawurzel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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