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Meaning of MACASSAR OIL

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ma*cas`sar oil"\
A kind of oil formerly used in dressing the hair; -- so
called because originally obtained from Macassar, a district
of the Island of Celebes. Also, an imitation of the same, of
perfumed castor oil and olive oil.

 

 

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