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pomade

[po-meyd, -mahd, poh-] /pɒˈmeɪd, -ˈmɑd, poʊ-/
noun
1.
a scented ointment, especially one used for the scalp or for dressing the hair.
verb (used with object), pomaded, pomading.
2.
to dress with pomade; apply pomade to.
Origin
1555-1565
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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  • Leaves were eaten boiled with meat, and a decoction of the plant was made into hair pomade.
British Dictionary definitions for pomade

pomade

/pəˈmɑːd; -ˈmeɪd/
noun
1.
a perfumed oil or ointment put on the hair, as to make it smooth and shiny
verb
2.
(transitive) to put pomade on
Also called pomatum (pəˈmeɪtəm)
Word Origin
C16: from French pommade, from Italian pomato (originally made partly from apples), from Latin pōmum apple
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Word Origin and History for pomade
n.

1560s, from Middle French pommade "an ointment" (16c.), from Italian pomata, from pomo "apple," from Latin pomum "fruit; apple" (see Pomona). So called because the original ointment recipe contained mashed apples.

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