colin

[ kol-in ]
/ ˈkɒl ɪn /
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noun

any of several American quails, especially the bobwhite.

Nearby words

  1. coliform,
  2. coliform bacillus,
  3. coliform bacteria,
  4. coligny,
  5. colima,
  6. colinear,
  7. colipase,
  8. coliphage,
  9. coliseum,
  10. colistin

Origin of colin

1620–30; < Mexican Spanish colín, perhaps < Nahuatl zōlin, through misreading of the older spelling çolin

Colin

[ kol-in, koh-lin; French kaw-lan; German koh-lin, -leen ]
/ ˈkɒl ɪn, ˈkoʊ lɪn; French kɔˈlɛ̃; German ˈkoʊ lɪn, -lin /

noun

a male given name.
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Word Origin and History for colin

Colin

masc. proper name, from French Colin, a diminutive of Col, itself a diminutive of Nicolas. A common shepherd's name in pastoral verse.

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