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eau de nil

noun, adjective
    1. a pale yellowish-green colour
    2. (as adjective)eau-de-nil walls
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Word Origin

French, literally: water of (the) Nile
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Historical Examples

  • The eau-de-nil of dawn found us on the edge of shivering, but the day warmed rapidly.

    Poor Folk in Spain

    Jan Gordon

  • We passed through their groves, hooting as though we were leaving Liverpool, and out into the eau-de-nil waters of the open lake.