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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Henna  \Hen"na\,  n.  [Ar.  hinn[=a]  alcanna  ({Lawsonia  inermis  or 
  alba}).  Cf  {Alcanna},  {Alkanet},  {Orchanet}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  thorny  tree  or  shrub  of  the  genus  {Lawsonia}  ({L. 
  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  hails  and  fingers,  the  manes  of  horses,  etc 
 
  2.  (Com.)  The  leaves  of  the  henna  plant,  or  a  preparation  or 
  dyestuff  made  from  them 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  henna 
  n  :  a  reddish  brown  dye  used  especially  on  hair 
  v  :  apply  henna  to  one's  hair;  "She  hennas  her  hair  every  month" 




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