[ men-dee ]
/ ˈmɛn di /
the art or practice of painting elaborate patterns on the skin with henna.
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
The name of the Mahdeles is said to be derived from the mehndi or henna plant.
British Dictionary definitions for mehndi
/ (ˈmendiː) /
(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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