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POMADE, or POMATUM, a scented ointment, used formerly for softening and beautifying the skin, as a lip-salve, etc., but now principally applied to the hair. It was made originally from the juice of apples (Lat. pomum), whence the name.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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