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hen·na

 (hĕn′ə)
n.
1.
a. A tree or shrub (Lawsonia inermis) of the Middle East, having fragrant white or reddish flowers.
b. A reddish-brown dyestuff prepared from the dried and ground leaves of this plant, used especially in South and Southwest Asia and North Africa to color leather and fabrics, to dye hair, and to decorate the skin.
c. A design drawn on the skin with this dyestuff.
2. A moderate or strong reddish brown to strong brown.
tr.v. hen·naed, hen·na·ing, hen·nas
To dye (hair or skin, for example) with henna.

[Arabic ḥinnā'; akin to ḥana'a, to become green.]

hen′na adj.

henna

(ˈhɛnə)
n
1. (Plants) a lythraceous shrub or tree, Lawsonia inermis, of Asia and N Africa, with white or reddish fragrant flowers
2. (Dyeing) a reddish dye obtained from the powdered leaves of this plant, used as a cosmetic and industrial dye
3. (Colours) a reddish-brown or brown colour
vb
(Dyeing) (tr) to dye with henna
Archaic name (for senses 1, 2): camphire
[C16: from Arabic hinnā'; see alkanet]

hen•na

(ˈhɛn ə)

n., pl. -nas, n.
1. an Asian shrub or small tree, Lawsonia inermis, of the loosestrife family, having elliptic leaves and fragrant flowers.
2. a reddish orange dye made from the leaves of this plant, used esp. in coloring the hair.
3. a color between red-brown and orange-brown.
v.t.
4. to tint or dye with henna.
[1590–1600; < Arabic ḥinnā']

henna


Past participle: hennaed
Gerund: hennaing

Imperative
henna
henna
Present
I henna
you henna
he/she/it hennas
we henna
you henna
they henna
Preterite
I hennaed
you hennaed
he/she/it hennaed
we hennaed
you hennaed
they hennaed
Present Continuous
I am hennaing
you are hennaing
he/she/it is hennaing
we are hennaing
you are hennaing
they are hennaing
Present Perfect
I have hennaed
you have hennaed
he/she/it has hennaed
we have hennaed
you have hennaed
they have hennaed
Past Continuous
I was hennaing
you were hennaing
he/she/it was hennaing
we were hennaing
you were hennaing
they were hennaing
Past Perfect
I had hennaed
you had hennaed
he/she/it had hennaed
we had hennaed
you had hennaed
they had hennaed
Future
I will henna
you will henna
he/she/it will henna
we will henna
you will henna
they will henna
Future Perfect
I will have hennaed
you will have hennaed
he/she/it will have hennaed
we will have hennaed
you will have hennaed
they will have hennaed
Future Continuous
I will be hennaing
you will be hennaing
he/she/it will be hennaing
we will be hennaing
you will be hennaing
they will be hennaing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hennaing
you have been hennaing
he/she/it has been hennaing
we have been hennaing
you have been hennaing
they have been hennaing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hennaing
you will have been hennaing
he/she/it will have been hennaing
we will have been hennaing
you will have been hennaing
they will have been hennaing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hennaing
you had been hennaing
he/she/it had been hennaing
we had been hennaing
you had been hennaing
they had been hennaing
Conditional
I would henna
you would henna
he/she/it would henna
we would henna
you would henna
they would henna
Past Conditional
I would have hennaed
you would have hennaed
he/she/it would have hennaed
we would have hennaed
you would have hennaed
they would have hennaed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.henna - a reddish brown dye used especially on hairhenna - a reddish brown dye used especially on hair
hair coloring, hair dye - a dye or tint for the hair
Verb1.henna - apply henna to one's hair; "She hennas her hair every month"
tinct, tint, tinge, touch - color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"
Translations
kana
henna

henna

[ˈhenə] Nalheña f

henna

[ˈhɛnə]
nhenné m
modif [shampoo, wax, powder] → au henné; [art, tattoo, pattern] → au henné
vt [+ hair, hands] → mettre du henné sur

henna

nHenna f
vtmit Henna färben

henna

[ˈhɛnə] nhenna

henna

n (bot) henna