A sort of pomade used by the Germans and Gauls, and imported into Rome. It was made of
goat's tallow and beech-wood ashes, and was supposed to give a brownish tinge to the hair
(Mart. xiv. 26; viii. 33, 20). See
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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