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MOUSTACHE, or MUSTACHIO

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 944 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MOUSTACHE, or MUSTACHIO, the hair worn unshaven on the upper lip (see BEARD). The spelling " moustache," now the most common in English usage, is the French form of Ital. mustachio, an adaptation of a Doric dialectical d o ra , upper lip, also hair on the lip; this is generally taken to be a variant of µaura , jaws, mouth, connected with µavavBae, to chew; cf. " mastic," chewing-gum, and " masticate," to chew.
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