brilliantine

noun
bril·​lian·​tine | \ ˈbril-yən-ˌtēn How to pronounce brilliantine (audio) \

Definition of brilliantine

1 : a light lustrous fabric that is similar to alpaca and is woven usually with a cotton warp and mohair or worsted filling
2 : a preparation for making hair glossy

First Known Use of brilliantine

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Brilliantine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brilliantine. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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