pedicure

A pedicure is a treatment for your feet that feels good and usually leaves you with brightly painted toenails.

You might have a pedicure as part of a visit to a spa — your toenails will be trimmed, filed, and polished, and your feet might even be massaged. When the attention is focused on your toes, it's a pedicure, while the same kind of treatment on your hands and fingernails is called a manicure. The word pedicure has Latin roots: ped, or "foot," and curare, "to care for."

Definitions of pedicure
  1. noun
    professional care for the feet and toenails
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    type of:
    beauty treatment
    enhancement of someone's personal beauty
    aid, attention, care, tending
    the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
  2. verb
    care for one's feet by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.
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    type of:
    groom, neaten
    care for one's external appearance
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