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Dictionary Definition

senna n : any of various plants of the genus Senna having pinnately compound leaves and showy usually yellow flowers; many are used medicinally

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English

Noun

  1. Any of several plants of the tribe Cassieae, especially those of the genera Cassia and Senna, whose leaves and pods are used as a purgative and laxative
  2. The dried leaves or pods of these plants (especially of Cassia angustifolia or Cassia acutifolia) used medicinally

Extensive Definition

Senna can refer to:

Individuals

  • Ayrton Senna (1960–1994), Brazilian F1 driver
  • Bruno Senna (born 1983), race car driver and nephew of Ayrton Senna
  • Danzy Senna (born 1970), novelist
  • Marcos Senna (born 1976), Brazilian-Spanish footballer
  • Senna Guemmour, German singer and member of Monrose (2006–)

Plants

Other

  • Sanandaj (or Sine), a Kurdish city in western Iran
  • Senna (poetic), an exchange of insults found in the Poetic Edda

See also

senna in German: Senna
senna in Spanish: Senna
senna in French: Senna
senna in Japanese: セナ
senna in Russian: Сенна (значения)
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