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cos1

[kos, kaws]
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noun
  1. romaine.
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Origin of cos1

1690–1700; after Kos, where it originated

cose

[kohs]
verb (used without object), cosed, cos·ing, noun
  1. coze.
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Cos

[kos, kaws]
noun
  1. Kos.
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Kos

or Cos

[kos, kaws]
noun
  1. one of the Greek Dodecanese Islands in the SE Aegean Sea, off the SW coast of Turkey. 111 sq. mi. (287 sq. km).
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Italian Coo.
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Examples from the Web for coses

Historical Examples

  • It is said to extend eight coses from north to south, and fifteen from east to west.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

  • It stands between the Soyeya and the Arun, which are about 1⅔ coses distant from each other.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

  • The plain round it is very considerable, extending twelve coses north and south, and four coses east and west.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

  • From Arun Dumohan to Leraghat is a distance of 3½ coses without rapids.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

  • The valley between this small ridge and the mountains is about six coses wide, and belongs partly to Saliyana, partly to Dang.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton


British Dictionary definitions for coses

Cos

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Kos
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COS

abbreviation for
  1. Chief of Staff
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cos1

cos lettuce

noun
  1. a variety of lettuce with a long slender head and crisp leavesUsual US and Canadian name: romaine Compare cabbage lettuce
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Word Origin

C17: named after Kos, the Aegean island of its origin

cos2

abbreviation for
  1. cosine
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kos

noun plural kos
  1. an Indian unit of distance having different values in different localities. It is usually between 1 and 3 miles or 1 and 5 kilometresAlso called: coss
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Word Origin

from Hindi kōs

Kos

Cos

noun
  1. an island in the SE Aegean Sea, in the Greek Dodecanese Islands: separated from SW Turkey by the Kos Channel; settled in ancient times by Dorians and became famous for literature and medicine. Pop: 30 947 (2001). Area: 282 sq km (109 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for coses

kos

n.

measure of distance in India (about 2 miles), from Hindi kos, from Sanskrit krosah, literally "a call, a shout;" thus, "distance within which a man's shout can be heard."

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

coses in Science

cos

  1. Abbreviation of cosine
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