[ban-dl-een, -dl-in]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a glutinous hair dressing, used (esp formerly) to keep the hair in place

Word Origin for bandoline

C19: bando-, from French bandeau + -line, from Latin linere to smear
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