a slave who attended on bathers, to remove
the superfluous hair from their bodies (Sen. Ep.
Pignorius, de Serv.
42; C. I. L.
11.157, with Mayor's note). The
practice extended to ladies, who had female slaves for the purpose, called
(Cratin. fr. 251, Meineke;
cf. Ovid, Ars Amat.
3.194). Tweezers were used
depilatory ointment. [PSILOTHRUM