Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A gummy perfumed substance, originally obtained mainly from quince-seeds, used to impart glossiness to the hair, or to fix it in any particular form.
  • noun A mucilage prepared from carrageen moss (Chondrus crispus) mixed with scented spirit: used to stiffen silk goods.
  • To apply bandoline to, as the hair; render stiff, as the mustache, by applying bandoline.
  • To apply bandoline to the hair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A glutinous pomatum for the hair.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A glutinous pomatum for the hair.

Etymologies

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Perhaps related to band.

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