Definition of mehndi noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    mehndi

     noun
    (also mehendi)noun
    BrE BrE//ˈmendi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmendi//
     
    (Indian English)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] the art of applying a temporary design to a person’s skin using a reddish-brown dye (= a substance used to change the colour of something), especially for their wedding day He is skilled in the art of mehndi and can create intricate designs.
  2. 2[uncountable] a type of decoration that is applied to a person’s skin, usually on their hands, using a reddish-brown dye She wore traditional dress and mehndi at the event.
  3. 3[countable] a temporary design applied to a person’s skin using a reddish-brown dye She had her hands decorated with mehndis before her wedding.
  4. 4[uncountable] a type of reddish-brown dye made from henna that is used to create temporary designs on a person’s skin, usually on their hands