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

Origin of coburg

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


[koh-burg; German koh-boork]
  1. a city in N Bavaria, in S central Germany.
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Examples from the Web for coburg

Historical Examples

  • The dukes of Coburg and Hildburghausen were miserable bankrupts.

    Blood and Iron

    John Hubert Greusel

  • Instructions to this effect annoyed both the duke and Coburg.

  • The following year finds him at Coburg, while the diet sat at Augsburg.

  • I felt so agitated as we approached nearer and nearer to Coburg.

  • It is thus that the Prince of Coburg has paid in many instances.

    My Own Affairs

    Louise, Princess of Belgium

British Dictionary definitions for coburg


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

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


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