mehndi

[ men-dee ]
/ ˈmɛn di /

noun

the art or practice of painting elaborate patterns on the skin with henna.
a design or designs so made.

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Origin of mehndi

1995-2000; < Hindi < Sanskrit mendī the henna plant
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British Dictionary definitions for mehndi

mehndi
/ (ˈmendiː) /

noun

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

Word Origin for mehndi

C20: from Hindi
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