brilliantine

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noun bril·lian·tine \ˈbril-yən-ˌtēn\

Definition of brilliantine

  1. 1 :  a light lustrous fabric that is similar to alpaca and is woven usually with a cotton warp and mohair or worsted filling

  2. 2 :  a preparation for making hair glossy

First Known Use of brilliantine

1873

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