manicure
I. noun Etymology: French, from Latin manus hand + French -icure (as in pédicure pedicure) — more at manual Date: 1880 1. manicurist 2. a treatment for the care of the hands and fingernails II. transitive verb (-cured; -curing) Date: circa 1890 1. to do manicure work on; especially to trim and polish the fingernails of 2. a. to trim closely and evenly <
manicured lawns
>
b. groom 2 <
manicured flower beds
>

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