(Hen"de*cane) n. [Gr. "e`ndeka eleven.] (Chem.) A hydrocarbon, C11H24, of the paraffin
series; so called because it has eleven atoms of carbon in each molecule. Called also endecane,
(Hen*dec`a*syl*lab"ic) a. Pertaining to a line of eleven syllables.
(Hen*dec"a*syl`la*ble) n. [L. hendecasyllabus, Gr. eleven-syllabled; eleven + syllable: cf.
F. hendécasyllabe.] A metrical line of eleven syllables. J. Warton.
(Hen*dec`a*to"ic) a. [See Hendecane.] (Chem.) Undecylic; pertaining to, or derived from,
hendecane; as, hendecatoic acid.
(Hen*di"a*dys) n. [NL., fr. Gr. one by two.] (Gram.) A figure in which the idea is expressed
by two nouns connected by and, instead of by a noun and limiting adjective; as, we drink from cups
and gold, for golden cups.
(Hen"dy) a. [Obs.] See Hende.
(Hen"en) adv. Hence. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Hen"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) A marine fish; the sea bream. (b) A young bib. See Bib, n., 2.
(Heng) obs. imp. of Hang. Hung. Chaucer.
(Hen"-heart`ed) a. Cowardly; timid; chicken-hearted. Udall.
(Hen"house`) n.; pl. Henhouses. A house or shelter for fowls.
(Hen"hus`sy) n. A cotquean; a man who intermeddles with women's concerns.
(He*ni"quen) n. See Jeniquen.
(Hen"na) n. [Ar. hinna alcanna Cf. Alcanna, Alkanet, Orchanet.]
1. (Bot.) A thorny tree or shrub of the genus Lawsonia The fragrant white blossoms are used by the
Buddhists in religious ceremonies. The powdered leaves furnish a red coloring matter used in the East
to stain the nails and fingers, the manes of horses, etc.
2. (Com.) The leaves of the henna plant, or a preparation or dyestuff made from them.
(Hen"ner*y) n. An inclosed place for keeping hens. [U. S.]
(Hen"nes) adv. Hence. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Hen`no*tan"nic) a. [Henna + tannic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a brown
resinous substance resembling tannin, and extracted from the henna plant; as, hennotannic acid.
(He*nog"e* ny Hen`o*gen"e*sis) n. [Gr. e"i`s, masc., "e`n, neut., one + root of to be born.]
(Biol.) Same as Ontogeny.
(Hen"o*the*ism) n. [Gr. e"i`s, "enos`, one + E. theism.] Primitive religion in which each
of several divinities is regarded as independent, and is worshiped without reference to the rest. [R.]
(He*not"ic) a. [Gr. fr. to unite, fr. e"i`s one.] Harmonizing; irenic. Gladstone.
(Hen"peck`) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Henpecked ; p. pr. & vb. Henpecking.] To subject to petty
authority; said of a wife who thus treats her husband. Commonly used in the past participle