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mehndi

[men-dee]
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noun
  1. the art or practice of painting elaborate patterns on the skin with henna.
  2. a design or designs so made.

Origin of mehndi

1995-2000; < Hindi < Sanskrit mendī the henna plant
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Examples from the Web for mehndi

Historical Examples

  • The name of the Mahdeles is said to be derived from the mehndi or henna plant.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV

    R.V. Russell


British Dictionary definitions for mehndi

mehndi

noun
  1. (esp in India) the practice of painting designs on the hands, feet, etc using henna

Word Origin

C20: from Hindi
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