macassar oil

noun, often capitalized M

Definition of macassar oil

: a soft fat obtained from seeds of the kusam and used in cooking, in illumination, and as a hair dressing also : any of several similar oils or oily preparations used as hair dressings

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“Macassar oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macassar%20oil. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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