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pomatum

(pəˈmeɪtəm)
n, vb
(Hairdressing & Grooming) another name for pomade

po•ma•tum

(poʊˈmeɪ təm, -ˈmɑ-, pə-)

n.
pomade.
[1555–65; < New Latin, Latinization of pomade]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pomatum - hairdressing consisting of a perfumed oil or ointment
brilliantine - a pomade to make the hair manageable and lustrous
hair grease, hair oil, hair tonic, hairdressing - a toiletry for the hair
References in classic literature ?
I smelled the perfumes and pomatums; I busily cleaned and dusted the bottles with my handkerchief as I took them out.
His valet made a fortune out of his wardrobe: his toilet-table was covered with as many pomatums and essences as ever were employed by an old beauty: he had tried, in order to give himself a waist, every girth, stay, and waistband then invented.
My only becoming occupations is to help young flaunting pagins to brush and comb and titiwate theirselves into whitening and suppulchres, and leave the young men to think that there an't a bit of padding in it nor no pinching ins nor fillings out nor pomatums nor deceits nor earthly wanities--an't it, miss!
Besides, amber is a hard, transparent, brittle, odorless substance, used for mouth-pieces to pipes, for beads and ornaments; but ambergris is soft, waxy, and so highly fragrant and spicy, that it is largely used in perfumery, in pastiles, precious candles, hair-powders, and pomatum. The Turks use it in cooking, and also carry it to Mecca, for the same purpose that frankincense is carried to St.