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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.]
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dyed or patterned with henna
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hennaed[ˈhenəd] ADJ [hair] → alheñado
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hennaed[ˈhɛnəd] adj [hair, hands] → passé(e) au hennéhen night hen party n (British) → enterrement m de vie de jeune fillehen-pecked henpecked [ˈhɛnpɛkt] adj
a henpecked husband → un mari dominé par sa femme
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