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eau de Cologne

[oh duh kuh-lohn]
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noun
  1. cologne.
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Origin of eau de Cologne

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for eau de cologne

Historical Examples

  • With plenty of eau-de-Cologne in it there 'a no weakening effect.

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

  • After that she washed her face, and dabbed her eyes with eau-de-Cologne.

    Good Old Anna

    Marie Belloc Lowndes

  • What then revived her was pouring a bottle of eau-de-cologne over her arms.

    Madame Bovary

    Gustave Flaubert

  • I say, shall I send you a bottle of eau-de-cologne with the stores?

    The Black Bar

    George Manville Fenn

  • The room reeked faintly of the eau-de-Cologne she was spraying.


British Dictionary definitions for eau de cologne

eau de Cologne

noun
  1. See cologne
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Word Origin

French, literally: water of Cologne
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