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

  • n. An emulsion for softening and cleansing the skin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. : An emulsion of water and certain fats, usually including beeswax and various scent agents, designed to smooth skin and remove makeup.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Cream.
  • n. an ointment made of white wax, almond oil, rose water, and borax, and used as a salve for the hands and lips.

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

  • n. a cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin


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