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cole

[kohl] /koʊl/
noun
1.
any of various plants of the genus Brassica, of the mustard family, especially kale and rape.
Also called colewort.
Origin of cole
1000
before 1000; Middle English col(e), Old English cāl, cāw(e)l < Latin caulis stalk, cabbage; cognate with Greek kaulós stalk. See kohlrabi

Cole

[kohl] /koʊl/
noun
1.
Nat “King” (Nathaniel Adams Coles) 1919?–65, U.S. singer and jazz pianist.
2.
Thomas, 1801–48, U.S. painter, born in England: a founder of the Hudson River School of landscape painting.
3.
Timothy, 1852–1931, U.S. wood engraver, born in England.
4.
a male given name.

Younger

[yuhng-ger] /ˈyʌŋ gər/
noun
1.
Thomas Coleman ("Cole") 1844–1916, U.S. outlaw, associated with Jesse James.
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  • A little while ago, every letter to Isabella brought an account of fresh gaieties; dinners at Mr. cole's, or balls at the Crown.

    Emma Jane Austen
  • Mr. cole explained that it would be an enormous thing for fishermen.

  • If our friend, Mr. Cobbe was mated to that hideous scold, Mrs. cole, I reckon he would not get too much line.

    A Romance of Toronto Annie Gregg Savigny
  • The Mayberry bounds—that's what Mrs. cole called them—and just this side.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • As Mr. cole has told us, the weakness of British labour is the lack of central control and direction.

    Women in Modern Industry B. L. Hutchins
British Dictionary definitions for cole

cole

/kəʊl/
noun
1.
any of various plants of the genus Brassica, such as the cabbage and rape Also called colewort
Word Origin
Old English cāl, from Latin caulis plant stalk, cabbage

Cole

/kəʊl/
noun
1.
Nat `King', real name Nathaniel Adams Cole. 1917–65, US popular singer and jazz pianist
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Word Origin and History for cole
n.

"cabbage," late Old English cawel, perhaps via Old Norse kal, from Latin caulis "stem, stalk, cabbage" (source of Italian cavolo, Spanish col, Old French chol, French chou; also borrowed elsewhere in Germanic, e.g. Swedish kal, Danish kaal, German kohl, Dutch kool).

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