- a mucilaginous preparation made from quince seeds and used for smoothing, glossing, or waving the hair.
Origin of bandoline
1840–50; < French bandeau bandeau + -line < Latin linere to anoint, smear
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Examples from the Web for bandoline
Her hair can have wanted no bandoline ever since, I should fancy.Cripps, the Carrier
R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
Bandoline is used by ladies and by hairdressers for stiffening the hair, and to make it curl firmly and remain in place.
Bandoline, a gummy perfumed substance used to impart gloss and stiffness to the hair.
Bandoline, ban′do-lin, n. a gummy substance used for stiffening the hair and keeping it in shape.
I see a thin rim of bandoline, shining just outside the line of hair against her temples, like varnish on a picture.My Miscellanies, Vol. 1 (of 2)
- a glutinous hair dressing, used (esp formerly) to keep the hair in place
C19: bando-, from French bandeau + -line, from Latin linere to smear
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