po·made (pō-mād, -mäd, pŏ-)
A perfumed ointment, especially one used to groom the hair.
tr.v. po·mad·ed, po·mad·ing, po·mades
To anoint with pomade.
[French pommade, from Italian pomata, from pomo, apple, from Late Latin pōmum; see POME.]
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