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kohl

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/ koʊl /
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noun
a powder, as finely powdered antimony sulfide, used as a cosmetic to darken the eyelids, eyebrows, etc.
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Origin of kohl

1790–1800; <Arabic kohl, variant of kuhl.See alcohol

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH kohl

coal, koel, kohl

Other definitions for kohl (2 of 2)

Kohl
[ kohl ]
/ koʊl /

noun
Hel·mut [hel-moot], /ˈhɛl mʊt/, 1930–2017, German political leader: chancellor of West Germany (1982–90); chancellor of Germany 1990–98.
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British Dictionary definitions for kohl (1 of 2)

kohl
/ (kəʊl) /

noun
a cosmetic powder used, originally esp in Muslim and Asian countries, to darken the area around the eyes. It is usually powdered antimony sulphide

Word Origin for kohl

C18: from Arabic kohl; see alcohol

British Dictionary definitions for kohl (2 of 2)

Kohl
/ (kəʊl) /

noun
Helmut (ˈhɛlmuːt). born 1930, German statesman: chancellor of West Germany (1982–90) and of Germany (1990–98)
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