Cologne water

cologne

[kuh-lohn]
noun
a mildly perfumed toilet water; eau de Cologne.
Also called Cologne water.


Origin:
short for Cologne water, made in Cologne since 1709

cologned, adjective
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cologne (kəˈləʊn)
 
n
Cologne water, Also called: eau de Cologne a perfumed liquid or solid made of fragrant essential oils and alcohol
 
[C18: Cologne water, from Cologne, where it was first manufactured (1709)]

Cologne (kəˈləʊn)
 
n
German name: Köln an industrial city and river port in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia on the Rhine: important commercially since ancient times; university (1388). Pop: 965 954 (2003 est)

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cologne
1814, Cologne water, loan-transl. of Fr. eau de Cologne, lit. "water from Cologne," from the city in Germany (Ger. Köln, from L. Colonia Agrippina) where it was made, first by It. chemist Johann Maria Farina, who had settled there in 1709.
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Cologne definition


City in western Germany on the Rhine River; a commercial center.

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