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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  2.  (Bot.)  The  plants  themselves,  native  to  the  East,  but  now 
  cultivated  largely  in  the  south  of  Europe  and  in  the  West 
  {Bladder  senna}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Bladder}. 
  {Wild  senna}  (Bot.),  the  {Cassia  Marilandica},  growing  in  the 
  United  States,  the  leaves  of  which  are  used  medicinally, 
  like  those  of  the  officinal  senna. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  any  of  various  plants  of  the  genus  Senna  having  pinnately 
  compound  leaves  and  showy  usually  yellow  flowers;  many 
  are  used  medicinally 

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