eau de nil
/ (əʊ də niːl) /
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- a pale yellowish-green colour
- (as adjective)eau-de-nil walls
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Word Origin for eau de nil
French, literally: water of (the) Nile
Words nearby eau de nil
eat up, EAU, Eau Claire, eau de Cologne, eau de Javelle, eau de nil, eau de toilette, eau de vie, eau de vie de marc, eau minérale, eave
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How to use eau de nil in a sentence
The peacock brocade, the eau de Nil, the crocus yellow, but once—twice at the uttermost.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
A brown colour, or "eau de nil," might appear to come out of the range of matching.Colour Measurement and Mixture|W. de W. Abney
Miss Douce said yes, sitting with his ex, pearl grey and eau de Nil.Ulysses|James Joyce
The eau-de-nil of dawn found us on the edge of shivering, but the day warmed rapidly.Poor Folk in Spain|Jan Gordon
She heard the judge's daughter speak of eau de nil chiffon, and a hat turned up at the side.An Australian Lassie|Lilian Turner