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23:46 Feb 28, 2002
Arabic to English translations [Non-PRO]
Arabic term or phrase: arab decorative dye
a arabic term for a bush that produces a decorative dye

a 6 letter word

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Nabil Baradey
Fuad Yahya



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Used for making dyes, scents, medicines, and gum (gum arabic).


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It's pronounced (Al-Hinna), "al" being the definitive article in Arabic. The English word (Henna) came from the Arabic (حنة).

It's extracted from a shrub whose scientific name is (Lawsonia inermis), the family is Lythraceae.

Acacia, which is pronounced (أكاسيا) or (أقاسيا), is a different shrub.

Note added at 2002-03-01 12:51:24 (GMT)

It\'s more classical to say (الحناء)

    The New Oxford Dictionary of English
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