Brilliantine Bril"lian*tine, n. [F. brillantine. See lst {Brilliant}.] 1. An oily composition used to make the hair manageable and glossy. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. A dress fabric having a glossy finish on both sides, resembling alpaca but of superior quality. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • brilliantine — noun 1》 dated scented oil used on men s hair to make it look glossy. 2》 US shiny dress fabric made from cotton and mohair or cotton and worsted. Derivatives brilliantined adjective Origin C19: from Fr. brillantine, from brillant (see brilliant) …   English new terms dictionary

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