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brilliantine

[bril-yuh n-teen] /ˈbrɪl yənˌtin/
noun
1.
an oily preparation used to make the hair lustrous.
2.
a dress fabric resembling alpaca.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; < French brillantine. See brilliant, -ine2
Related forms
brilliantined, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for brilliantine

brilliantine

/ˈbrɪljənˌtiːn/
noun
1.
a perfumed oil used to make the hair smooth and shiny
2.
(mainly US) a glossy fabric made of mohair and cotton
Word Origin
C19: from French, from brillant shining
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