kohl

kohl

[kohl]
noun
a powder, as finely powdered antimony sulfide, used as a cosmetic to darken the eyelids, eyebrows, etc.

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

coal, koel, kohl.
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Kohl

[kohl]
noun
Helmut [hel-moot] , born 1930, German political leader: chancellor of West Germany (1982–90); chancellor of Germany 1990–98.
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kohl (kəʊl)
 
n
a cosmetic powder used, originally esp in Muslim and Asian countries, to darken the area around the eyes. It is usually powdered antimony sulphide
 
[C18: from Arabic kohl; see alcohol]

Kohl (kəʊl)
 
n
Helmut (ˈhɛlmuːt). born 1930, German statesman: chancellor of West Germany (1982--90) and of Germany (1990--98)

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kohl
"powder used to darken eyelids," 1799, from Arabic kuhl (see alcohol).
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