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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.
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.]
(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
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)]
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.
See also related terms for perfume.
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|Noun||1.||Cologne - 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
|2.||cologne - a perfumed liquid made of essential oils and alcohol|
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