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(Placename) the German name for Cologne
a mildly perfumed toilet water; eau de Cologne. Also called Cologne′ wa`ter.
[1810–15; short for Cologne water, made in Cologne since 1709]
a city in W Germany. 966,000. German, Köln.
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|Noun||1.||Koln - a commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine River; flourished during the 15th century as a member of the Hanseatic League|
Hanseatic League - a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669