Definitions

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

  • noun A perfumed ointment, especially one used to groom the hair.
  • transitive verb To anoint with pomade.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Cider.
  • To anoint with pomade.
  • noun A fat saturated with the odorous principles of flowers by enfleurage.
  • noun An ointment, especially a perfumed ointment used for the scalp and in dressing the hair. Also pomatum.

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

  • noun obsolete Cider.
  • noun Perfumed ointment; esp., a fragrant unguent for the hair; pomatum; -- originally made from apples.

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

  • noun A greasy or waxy substance that is used to style hair, making it look slick and shiny.
  • verb To use pomade to style hair.

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

  • verb apply pomade to (hair)
  • noun hairdressing consisting of a perfumed oil or ointment

Etymologies

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

[French pommade, from Italian pomata, from pomo, apple, from Late Latin pōmum; see pome.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French pommade ("ointment"), from Italian pomata, from pomo ("apple"), as such ointments were originally made from apples, + -ata ("(collective)") (English -ade). Pomo is in turn from Latin pomum.

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