brilliantine definition by Webster's New World
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- an oily dressing for grooming the hair
- a glossy cloth made of mohair and cotton
Origin: ; from French brillantine: see brilliant and amp; -ine
brilliantine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An oily, perfumed hairdressing.
- A glossy fabric made from cotton and worsted or cotton and mohair.
Origin: French brillantine, from brillant, brilliant; see brilliant.