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(pō-mād', pō-mahd'),
An ointment or cream containing medicaments; usually used on the hair.
Synonym(s): pomatum
[Fr. pomade, fr. L. pomum, apple]

pomade (pō·mādˑ),

n a substance that comprises the fat that contains fragrant materials produced by enfleurage.
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on their becoming very rough, pomatum with butter, which I can assure you is not so fragrant as our pomades and oils.
Aldridge possessed for the assumption of one of the finest parts that was ever imagined by Shakspeare, except, indeed, that he could play it in his own native hue, without the aid of lampblack or pomatum .
428 alone we find pomatum, poetoe (for poematum, poetta), and ciminis for criminis.
Johann Von Ewald, another foreign officer, noted that many British commanders "did not study the art of war whilst in camp--their portmanteaux were filled with bags of hair powder, boxes of sweet smelling pomatum, cards instead of maps, even stage plays.
It was then greased with pomatum, powdered, and finally decked with all kinds of paraphernalia--beads, jewels, ribbons, lace, feathers, and flowers.
JARVIS (within): I'm the ghost of the poor woman and five children that you murdered by throwing the pot of pomatum at their head (Music)