mascara definition by Webster's New World
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a cosmetic preparation for coloring or darkening the eyelashes or eyebrows
Origin: Spanish máscara, a mask ; from Italian maschera: see mask
mascara definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A cosmetic applied to thicken, lengthen, and usually darken the eyelashes.transitive verb mas·car·aed, mas·car·a·ing, mas·car·as
To apply mascara to.
Origin: Probably Spanish máscara, mask; akin to Italian maschera; see mask.