They smeared their faces with a dye, and painted their eyes with henna.
The dyeing of the nails with henna is a very ancient custom.
Or the henna hills so far away, or the purple grass they chew.
When they are white, the end of the tail and the mane are dyed with henna.
Greys and browns are sometimes derived from gall nuts, and reddish brown from henna.
Persons of standing also dye with henna their finger-nails and hands.
It produces a milky juice, with which the people dye the palms of their hands, instead of with henna.
I believe they use the henna berry for dyeing hair in the East.
He rubbed the tip of his brown nose, and she saw the henna stains upon his nails.
The finger-nails, and inside of the hands, are stained with henna.
c.1600, "dye or cosmetic from the henna plant," from Arabic hinna, name for the small thorny tree (Egyptian Privet, Lawsonia inermis), the leaves of which are used to make the reddish dye; said to be of Persian origin. Related: Hennaed (1860).