Macassar oil

noun
  1. an oil derived from materials said to be obtained from Macassar, formerly used as a hairdressing.
  2. a similar oil or preparation for the hair.

Origin of Macassar oil

First recorded in 1800–10
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Macassar oil

noun
  1. an oily preparation formerly put on the hair to make it smooth and shiny

Word Origin for Macassar oil

C19: so called because its ingredients were originally claimed to have come from Makassar
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