cologne

[ kuh-lohn ]
/ kəˈloʊn /

noun

a mildly perfumed toilet water; eau de Cologne.

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Origin of cologne

short for Cologne water, made in Cologne since 1709
Also called Cologne water.

Related forms

co·logned, adjective

Definition for cologne (2 of 2)

Cologne

[ kuh-lohn ]
/ kəˈloʊn /

noun

a city in W Germany.
German Köln. Formerly Cöln.
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British Dictionary definitions for cologne (1 of 2)

cologne

/ (kəˈləʊn) /

noun

a perfumed liquid or solid made of fragrant essential oils and alcoholAlso called: Cologne water, eau de Cologne

Word Origin for cologne

C18: Cologne water, from Cologne, where it was first manufactured (1709)

British Dictionary definitions for cologne (2 of 2)

Cologne

/ (kəˈləʊn) /

noun

an industrial city and river port in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia on the Rhine: important commercially since ancient times; university (1388). Pop: 965 954 (2003 est)German name: Köln
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Culture definitions for cologne

Cologne


City in western Germany on the Rhine River; a commercial center.

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