pomade

[ po-meyd, -mahd, poh- ]
/ pɒˈmeɪd, -ˈmɑd, poʊ- /

noun

a scented ointment, especially one used for the scalp or for dressing the hair.

verb (used with object), po·mad·ed, po·mad·ing.

to dress with pomade; apply pomade to.

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Origin of pomade

1555–65; earlier pommade<French <Italian pomata (so called because apples were originally an ingredient), equivalent to pom(a) apple (<Latin, plural (taken in VL as feminine singular) of pōmum fruit) + -ata-ade1. See pomatum
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British Dictionary definitions for pomade

pomade
/ (pəˈmɑːd, -ˈmeɪd) /

noun

a perfumed oil or ointment put on the hair, as to make it smooth and shiny

verb

(tr) to put pomade on
Also called: pomatum (pəˈmeɪtəm)

Word Origin for pomade

C16: from French pommade, from Italian pomato (originally made partly from apples), from Latin pōmum apple
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