pulvil

noun

pul·​vil
ˈpəl(ˌ)vil
variants or pulvillio
ˌpəlˈvilē(ˌ)ō
plural -s
archaic
: cosmetic or perfumed powder

Word History

Etymology

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 14 Jun. 2024.

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