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eau de Cologne

[oh duh kuh-lohn] /ˌoʊ də kəˈloʊn/
Origin of eau de Cologne
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He'd not be expectin' a stable to be scented with eau de Cologne, would he?

    Cleek, the Master Detective Thomas W. Hanshew
  • "I wanted to borrow some eau de Cologne for my lady," said Burden.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills Charles Garvice
  • She lay on a silken lounge, with her head propped on pillows, and Golden was bathing the hot temples with eau de Cologne.

    Little Golden's Daughter Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • No eau de Cologne on the bureau, no camphor on the mantel-shelf.

    That Affair Next Door Anna Katharine Green
  • She made a pitiful little toilet with a teacupful of drinking water and her eau de Cologne.

  • “Let me bathe it with the eau de Cologne,” said Claire tenderly.

    The Master of the Ceremonies George Manville Fenn
  • Here are eau de Cologne, violet soap, and watch-ribbons; a smelling bottle of Ems crystal; a snuff-box of fig-tree wood.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • I shrieked, with my card-house beginning to collapse, while the eau de Cologne lost its savor in my nostrils.

  • Gladys gave her a cup of strong tea and bathed her hot head with eau de Cologne.

    Daisy Ashford: Her Book Daisy Ashford
  • Ask the beggar whom he gets the most pence from—the fine lady in her carriage—the beau smelling of eau de Cologne?

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for eau de Cologne

eau de Cologne

/əʊ də kəˈləʊn/
See cologne
Word Origin
French, literally: water of Cologne
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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