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mehndi

[men-dee] /ˈmɛn di/
noun
1.
the art or practice of painting elaborate patterns on the skin with henna.
2.
a design or designs so made.
Origin
1995-2000; < Hindi < Sanskrit mendī the henna plant
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  • Weir's medium is mehndi, an ancient art of temporary lacework tattoos done with herbal henna.
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mehndi

/ˈmendiː/
noun
1.
(esp in India) the practice of painting designs on the hands, feet, etc using henna
Word Origin
C20: from Hindi
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