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colin

[ kol-in ]
/ ˈkɒl ɪn /
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noun
any of several American quails, especially the bobwhite.
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Origin of colin

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

Other definitions for colin (2 of 2)

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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