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POMADE, or POMATUM

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 46 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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POMADE, or POMATUM, a scented ointment, used formerly for softening and beautifying the skin, as a lip-salve, &c., but now principally applied to the hair. It was made originally from the juice of apples (Lat. pomum), whence the name.
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