Pronunciation: (hen'u), [key]
—n., v., -naed, -na•ing.
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.
to tint or dye with henna.
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