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eau de Cologne

[oh duh kuh-lohn] /ˌoʊ də kəˈloʊn/
noun
1.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
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British Dictionary definitions for eau de Cologne

eau de Cologne

/əʊ də kəˈləʊn/
noun
1.
See cologne
Word Origin
French, literally: water of Cologne
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Encyclopedia Article for eau de Cologne

cologne

in perfumery, scented solution usually consisting of alcohol and about 2-6 percent perfume concentrate. Originally, eau de cologne was a mixture of citrus oils from such fruits as lemons and oranges, combined with such substances as lavender and neroli (orange-flower oil); toilet waters were less-concentrated forms of other types of perfume. The two terms, cologne and toilet water, however, have come to be used interchangeably.

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