colin

colin

[kol-in]
noun
any of several American quails, especially the bobwhite.

Origin:
1620–30; < Mexican Spanish colín, perhaps < Nahuatl zōlin, through misreading of the older spelling çolin

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Colin

[kol-in, koh-lin; French kaw-lan; German koh-lin, -leen]
noun
a male given name.
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Colin
from Fr., a dim. of Col, itself a dim. of Nicolas. A common shepherd's name in pastoral verse.
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