Meaning of henna

hen•na

Pronunciation: (hen'u), [key]
— n., v., -naed, -na•ing.
—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 or cosmetic made from the leaves of this plant.
  3. a color midway between red-brown and orange-brown.
—v.t.
  1. to tint or dye with henna.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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