a scented ointment, especially one used for the scalp or for dressing the hair.
verb (used with object), pomaded, pomading.
to dress with pomade; apply pomade to.
Origin: 1555–65; earlier pommade < French < Italianpomata (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