Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

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

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

  • noun A cosmetic used to darken and thicken the eyelashes.
  • verb To apply mascara to the eyelashes

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Probably Spanish máscara, mask; akin to Italian maschera; see mask.]

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From Italian maschera ("mask").

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