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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Spanish alcana, alhea, from Arabic. See henna and compare alkanet.

NounEdit

alcanna

  1. An oriental shrub (Lawsonia inermis) from which henna is obtained.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for alcanna in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish alcana, from Arabic.

NounEdit

alcanna f (plural alcanne)

  1. henna (plant)