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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. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for eau de Cologne
Historical Examples
  • "I wanted to borrow some eau de Cologne for my lady," said Burden.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice
  • "Give her the eau de Cologne," said the countess to her maid.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice
  • "I went to borrow some eau de Cologne, my lady," replied Burden.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice
  • No eau de Cologne on the bureau, no camphor on the mantel-shelf.

    That Affair Next Door Anna Katharine Green
  • “Flaçon,” said Charlotte, showing him the eau de Cologne bottle.

    Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat
  • He'd not be expectin' a stable to be scented with eau de Cologne, would he?

    Cleek, the Master Detective

    Thomas W. Hanshew
  • With her own hands she washed him in tepid water and sprinkled him with eau de Cologne.

    Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
  • She asked first for the smelling-bottle, next for some eau de Cologne.

    The Dead Secret Wilkie Collins
  • “Let me bathe it with the eau de Cologne,” said Claire tenderly.

    The Master of the Ceremonies George Manville Fenn
  • 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
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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