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Borrowing from Assamese জেতুকা (zetuka).


jetuka (uncountable)

  1. (India) Henna (Lawsonia inermis), as used in Assam. (clarification of this definition is being sought)
    • 1949, The Eastern Anthropologist, vol. 3, p. 74:
      The leaves of the Jetuka shrub give a red juice when crushed.
    • 1965, Praphulladatta Goswami, Folk-literature of Assam, p. 8:
      It is a pleasant sight to see a young girl with her blackened teeth, her palms reddened with the juice of jetuka leaves, her head bedecked with orchid, swaying her figure gracefully and singing erotic quatrains […].
    • 2015, Ranjita Biswas, translating Arupa Patangia Kalita, Written in Tears, Harper Perennial 2015, p. 2:
      Her palms, decorated with jetuka, picked up the grains.