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Definitions for sennaˈsɛn ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. senna(noun)

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


  1. senna(Noun)

    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. senna(Noun)

    The dried leaves or pods of these plants (especially of Cassia angustifolia or Cassia acutifolia) used medicinally

Webster Dictionary

  1. Senna(noun)

    the leaves of several leguminous plants of the genus Cassia. (C. acutifolia, C. angustifolia, etc.). They constitute a valuable but nauseous cathartic medicine

  2. Senna(noun)

    the plants themselves, native to the East, but now cultivated largely in the south of Europe and in the West Indies

  3. Origin: [Cf. It. & Sp. sena, Pg. sene, F. sn; all fr. Ar. san.]


  1. Senna

    Senna, the sennas, is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. This diverse genus is native throughout the tropics, with a small number of species reaching into temperate regions. The number of species is usually estimated to be about 260, but some authors believe that there are as many as 350. The type species for the genus is Senna alexandrina. About 50 species of Senna are known in cultivation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Senna

    sen′a, n. the purgative dried leaflets of several species of cassia. [Fr.,—Ar. sena.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of senna in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of senna in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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