eau de cologne

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eau de cologne a perfumed liquid made of essential oils and alcohol
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Eau de Cologne Same as Cologne.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Eau de Cologne a perfumed spirit first made at Cologne in 1709 by Jean Farina
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. eau, water (L. aqua,) + de, of + Cologne,

Usage

In literature:

Will you hand me my eau-de-Cologne?
"Bluebell" by Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
Instead of the lamp being charged with Eau de Cologne, we may use Eau de Portugal, vervaine, or any other spirituous essence.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
The Farina family still claims to have the exclusive knowledge of how to make Eau de Cologne.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Can you give me five minutes to lie down quite flat and dab my forehead with eau de cologne?
"Emily Fox-Seton" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The barber called her Rosa and gave her a bottle of eau de Cologne.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
O nerves and eau de Cologne, hide it, hide it!
"Great Pictures, As Seen and Described by Famous Writers"
Vinegar of cantharides half an ounce, eau-de-cologne one ounce, rose-water one ounce.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
The air was fragrant with old lavender and recent eau de Cologne.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Lord Melbourne received the Eau-de-Cologne, and returns your Majesty many thanks for it.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
How about my eau-de-Cologne?
"With Those Who Wait" by Frances Wilson Huard
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In poetry:

"By me bloody yards and me slippery plank,
What is the scent from yon vessel blown?"
"That," quoth the bo's'n, Terrible Hank,
"Is washing powder and eau de cologne."
"Heave-ho, mateys," said Dan, "and away!
I risk no battles on washing day."
"The Battle of Clothesline Bay" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

But the surest sign of all that winter is trying to sneak out the back door: skunk eau de cologne.
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