eau de nil

/ (əʊ də niːl) /

noun, adjective

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

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Word Origin for eau de nil

French, literally: water of (the) Nile
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Example sentences from the Web for eau de nil

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

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