Definition of brilliantine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

brilliantine

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈbrɪliəntiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɪliəntiːn//
 
[uncountable] Hair products and accessories
 
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oil used in the past to make men’s hair shiny See related entries: Hair products and accessories Word Origin late 19th cent.: from French brillantine, from brillant ‘shining’, present participle of briller, from Italian brillare, probably from Latin beryllus from Greek bērullos.