verb (used with object), hen·naed, hen·na·ing.
Origin of henna
Related Words for hennafawn, ginger, tan, toast, amber, brick, nut, buff, coffee, drab, dust, bronze, bay, ecru, beige, rust, copper, cinnamon, russet, puce
Examples from the Web for henna
Historical Examples of henna
The dyeing of the nails with henna is a very ancient custom.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
When they are white, the end of the tail and the mane are dyed with henna.The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5
Persons of standing also dye with henna their finger-nails and hands.rminius Vambry, his life and adventures
They smeared their faces with a dye, and painted their eyes with henna.Darkness and Dawn
Frederic W. Farrar
Or the henna hills so far away, or the purple grass they chew.Vignettes Of San Francisco
Word Origin for henna
c.1600, "dye or cosmetic from the henna plant," from Arabic hinna, name for the small thorny tree (Egyptian Privet, Lawsonia inermis), the leaves of which are used to make the reddish dye; said to be of Persian origin. Related: Hennaed (1860).