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Co·logne

 (kə-lōn′) also Köln (kœln)
A city of western Germany on the Rhine River north of Bonn. Originally a Roman settlement, it passed under Frankish control in the 5th century. During the 15th century, it flourished as a member of the Hanseatic League.

co·logne

 (kə-lōn′)
n.
A scented liquid made of alcohol and various fragrant oils. Also called eau de cologne.

[Short for cologne (water), translation of French (eau de) Cologne, after Cologne.]

Cologne

(kəˈləʊn)
n
(Placename) an industrial city and river port in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia on the Rhine: important commercially since ancient times; university (1388). Pop: 965 954 (2003 est). German name: Köln

cologne

(kəˈləʊn)
n
a perfumed liquid or solid made of fragrant essential oils and alcohol. Also called: Cologne water or eau de Cologne
[C18: Cologne water, from Cologne, where it was first manufactured (1709)]

co•logne

(kəˈloʊn)

n.
a mildly perfumed toilet water; eau de Cologne. Also called Cologne′ wa`ter.
[1810–15; short for Cologne water, made in Cologne since 1709]
co•logned′, adj.

Co•logne

(kəˈloʊn)

n.
a city in W Germany. 966,000. German, Köln.
perfume, eau de toilette, cologne, eau de cologne - Perfume or parfum is 20–40% oil and the highest concentration; eau de toilette is 10–18% oil, and cologne or eau de cologne is 3–9% oil.
See also related terms for perfume.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cologne - a commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine RiverCologne - 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
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
2.cologne - a perfumed liquid made of essential oils and alcohol
perfume, essence - a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
Translations
Kolín nad Rýnem
Köln
Köln
Colonia Agrippina
Köln
Köln
Köln

Cologne

[kəˈləʊn] NColonia f

cologne

[kəˈləʊn] N (also eau de cologne) → agua f de colonia, colonia f

cologne

[kəˈləʊn] n (also eau de cologne) → eau f de cologne

Cologne

nKöln nt

cologne

Cologne

[kəˈləʊn] n (Geog) → Colonia

cologne

[kəˈləʊn] n (also eau de cologne) → acqua di colonia
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