eau de nil

Word Origin for eau de nil

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

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

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