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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.
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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 nathaniel adams coles
cole
late O.E. cawel, perhaps via O.N. kal, from L. caulis "stem, stalk, cabbage" (cf. It. cavolo, Sp. col, O.Fr. chol, Fr. chou; also borrowed in Gmc., cf. Swed. kal, Dan. kaal, Ger. kohl, Du. kool).
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