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[po-meyd, -mahd, poh-] /pɒˈmeɪd, -ˈmɑd, poʊ-/

a scented ointment, especially one used for the scalp or for dressing the hair.
verb (used with object), pomaded, pomading.
to dress with pomade; apply pomade to.
/pəˈmɑːd; -ˈmeɪd/
a perfumed oil or ointment put on the hair, as to make it smooth and shiny
(transitive) to put pomade on

1560s, from Middle French pommade “an ointment” (16c.), from Italian pomata, from pomo “apple,” from Latin pomum “fruit; apple” (see Pomona). So called because the original ointment recipe contained mashed apples.


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