Brilliantine



an oily preparation used to make the hair lustrous.
a dress fabric resembling alpaca.
Historical Examples

Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Poor Relations Compton Mackenzie
A Houseful of Girls Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Evelyn Innes George Moore
John Brown Captain R. W. Campbell
The Riddle of the Night Thomas W. Hanshew
Diana Tempest, Volume III (of 3) Mary Cholmondeley
Flappers and Philosophers F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Cigarette-Maker’s Romance F. Marion Crawford
Rowlandson’s Oxford A. Hamilton Gibbs

noun
a perfumed oil used to make the hair smooth and shiny
(mainly US) a glossy fabric made of mohair and cotton

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