Mascara meaning

mă-skăr'ə
A cosmetic applied to thicken, lengthen, and usually darken the eyelashes.
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To apply mascara to.
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A cosmetic preparation for coloring or darkening the eyelashes or eyebrows.
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To put mascara on.
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A cosmetic used to darken and thicken the eyelashes.
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To apply mascara to the eyelashes.
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A city and provincial capital in north-western Algeria.
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Origin of mascara

  • Probably Spanish máscara mask Italian maschera mask
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Arabic معسكر, from أم (“mother") + عسكر (“soldiers, army").
    From Wiktionary
  • From Italian maschera (“mask").
    From Wiktionary