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Cobourg

[koh-burg]
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noun
  1. a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada, on Lake Ontario: summer resort.

coburg

[koh-burg]
noun
  1. a piece-dyed or printed twill dress fabric or lining cloth.
Also co·bourg [koh-boo rg] /ˈkoʊ bʊərg/.

Origin of coburg

First recorded in 1880–85; named after Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg
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Historical Examples

  • On the 7th June, 1832, the foundation stone of the Academy was laid at Cobourg.

    The Story of My Life

    Egerton Ryerson

  • Should it take place, it will not require my removal from Cobourg.

    The Story of My Life

    Egerton Ryerson

  • Lichfield, the Cobourg, every afternoon, a quarter before four.

  • Although Cobourg Island was 45 miles distant from us, its lofty rounded outlines were very distinct, and much covered with snow.

    In the Arctic Seas

    Francis Leopold McClintock

  • He was given a public dinner by the teachers of Northumberland and Durham on the occasion of his official visit to Cobourg.


British Dictionary definitions for cobourg

coburg

noun
  1. (sometimes capital) a rounded loaf with a cross cut on the topAlso called: coburg loaf

Word Origin

C19: apparently named in honour of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the name of the British royal family from 1901–1917

Coburg

noun
  1. a city in E Germany, in N Bavaria. Pop: 42 257 (2003 est)
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