Definitions starting with C

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cush-cush

/kush kush/ [cf. DJE khus-khus cf. OED cuscus the long fibrous aromatic root of an In­dian grass...a perfume made from the grass Vetiveria zizenoides. . .1935 "an essence made of the roots of the wayside grass of similar name by the now Benjamin Mfg. Co., Kingston"; this product is still sold in Nassau]

n. 1. a particular kind of hair pomade or perfume for men and women. (Eleu.)

2. any cheap perfume: She tink she so good and wearin' cush cush all de time (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: hair, noun

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Last update: 2011-02-06 01:05
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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