eau de nil

/ (əʊ də niːl) /

noun, adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. eats,
  2. eau,
  3. eau claire,
  4. eau de cologne,
  5. eau de javelle,
  6. eau de toilette,
  7. eau de vie,
  8. eau de vie de marc,
  9. eau minérale,
  10. eave

Word Origin for eau de nil

French, literally: water of (the) Nile

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Examples 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.