Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cosmetic applied to thicken, lengthen, and usually darken the eyelashes.
  • transitive v. To apply mascara to.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cosmetic used to darken and thicken the eyelashes.
  • v. To apply mascara to the eyelashes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cosmetic used to darken and thicken the eye lashes, usually applied with a small brush.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. makeup that is used to darken and thicken the eye lashes

Etymologies

Probably Spanish máscara, mask; akin to Italian maschera; see mask.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian maschera ("mask"). (Wiktionary)

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