Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “henna”

henna

noun [U] uk   /ˈhen.ə/ us  
a reddish-brown dye, used mainly for changing the colour of the hair and skinPaints, dyes and pigmentsColour - general wordsCare for the hair

henna

verb [T] uk   /ˈhen.ə/ (past participle hennaing, past tense and past participle hennaed) us  
to put henna on the hair or skin in order to change its colour: Is her hair hennaed or is that a natural red?Make-up and skin careHairdressing
(Definition of henna from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of henna?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

roost

When birds roost, they go somewhere to rest or sleep.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More