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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 799 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SHAMPOO, a word now principally used as a hair-dresser's term for washing the head and hair with soap and water or some special preparation. It is properly the Hindustani word (champna, to thrust, press; imperative champo) for the kneading and rubbing of the body, &c., which is one of the principal features of the various forms of hot bath at practised in the East.
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SHAMYL (c. 1797-1871)

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