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1882, from Greek kolla "glue" + chemical suffix -in (2).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for collin

Historical Examples of collin

  • Poems by Collin and Carpani, the adapter of the text, were presented to him.

    The Standard Oratorios

    George P. Upton

  • He reads better than Collin, and is in every respect a better scholar.

  • General Collin occupied the city, but his forces proved too weak.

  • The prison, as Professor Collin remarks, must be a moral hospital.

    The Criminal

    Havelock Ellis

  • Collin had inserted them in the Hoftheater-Taschenbuch of that year.