[ men-dee ]
/ ˈmɛn di /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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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