senna


senna
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Arabic sanā Date: 1543 1. any of a genus (Cassia syn. Senna) of leguminous herbs, shrubs, and trees native to warm regions; especially one used medicinally 2. the dried leaflets or pods of various sennas (especially C. angustifolia syn. Senna alexandrina) used as a purgative

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  • Senna — can refer to:Individuals* Ayrton Senna (1960–1994), former Brazilian F1 driver and triple World Champion * Bruno Senna (born 1983), race car driver and nephew of Ayrton Senna * Danzy Senna (born 1970), novelist * Marcos Senna (born 1976),… …   Wikipedia

  • Senna — bezeichnet eine Gattung der Johannisbrotgewächse, siehe Senna (Gattung) speziell die pharmazeutisch verwendete Art Senna alexandrina einen Abschnitt im mittelalterlichen Heldenepos Nibelungenlied (Streit zwischen Kriemhild und Brünhild) einen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Senna — Sen na, n. [Cf. It. & Sp. sena, Pg. sene, F. s[ e]n[ e]; all fr. Ar. san[=a].] 1. (Med.) The leaves of several leguminous plants of the genus Cassia. ({C. acutifolia}, {C. angustifolia}, etc.). They constitute a valuable but nauseous cathartic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Senna [2] — Senna, Art der Pflanzengattung Cassia. S. germanica, ist Colutea arborescens. Senna do campo, s. Sennesblätter …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • senna — 1540s, from Mod.L. senna, from Arabic sana. Earlier was sene (c.1400), from French …   Etymology dictionary

  • Senna [1] — Senna, Stadt, so v.w. Sana 2) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Senna [1] — Senna, Sennesblätter (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Senna [2] — Senna (Sena), öde Stadt in Portugiesisch Ostafrika, am rechten Ufer des Sambesi, sehr ungesund, hat Fort und einige Steinhäuser, meist aber Stroh und Binsenhütten, mit etwa 2000 Einw. (Mischlinge und Schwarze, nur wenige Weiße) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Senna — Senna, s. Sennesblätter …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • SENNA — vulgo MISA, fluv. Umbriae in ora Senonum ad Senam Gallicam urb. mari Hadriatico acceptus, Lucan. l. 2. v. 407. Sennaque, et Aariacas qui verberat Aufidus undas. Ortelie Cesano esse videtut, inter Fanum et Senogalliam …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • senna- — *senna , *sennaz, *senþna , *senþnaz germ., stark. Maskulinum (a): nhd. Sinn; ne. sense (Neutrum); Rekontruktionsbasis: ae., afries., ahd.; Etymologie: vergleiche idg …   Germanisches Wörterbuch


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