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

  • n. A cosmetic available in various colors or tints and applied especially to the eyelids to enhance the eyes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. makeup that is put below the eye to give a darker complexion there.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a cosmetic powder or cream of a dark tint, applied on the eyelids or just under the eyebrows to accentuate the eyes. Compare eyeliner.


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