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Lawsonia \Law*so"ni*a\, n. (Bot.) An Asiatic and North African shrub ( Lawsonia inermis), with smooth oval leaves, and fragrant white flowers. Henna is prepared from the leaves and twigs. In England the shrub is called Egyptian privet, and in the West Indies, Jamaica mignonette.


Lawsonia may refer to:

  • Lawsonia, a genus of plants in the Lythraceae family
  • Lawsonia, a genus of bacteria in the Desulfovibrionales order
  • Lawsonia, Maryland, a town in Maryland

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