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British Dictionary definitions for eau

EAU

abbreviation for
  1. Uganda (international car registration)
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Word Origin

from E(ast) A(frica) U(ganda)
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Examples from the Web for eau

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • "Give her the eau de Cologne," said the countess to her maid.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice

  • "I went to borrow some eau de Cologne, my lady," replied Burden.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice

  • "I wanted to borrow some eau de Cologne for my lady," said Burden.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice

  • No eau de Cologne on the bureau, no camphor on the mantel-shelf.

    That Affair Next Door

    Anna Katharine Green

  • “Flaçon,” said Charlotte, showing him the eau de Cologne bottle.

    Newton Forster

    Captain Frederick Marryat


Word Origin and History for eau

n.

French for "water," from Old French eue (12c.), from Latin aqua (see aqua-). In various combinations such as eau de vie "brandy" (1748), literally "water of life;" eau de toilette (1907). For eau de Cologne see cologne.

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