pulvil

noun
pul·​vil | \ ˈpəl(ˌ)vil \
variants: or pulvillio \ ˌpəlˈvilē(ˌ)ō \
plural -s

Definition of pulvil

archaic
: cosmetic or perfumed powder

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History and Etymology for pulvil

Italian polviglio, from Spanish polvillo, diminutive of polvo dust, powder, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin pulvus, alteration of Latin pulvis

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“Pulvil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulvil. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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