a cosmetic preparation, as powdered antimony sulfide, used, esp. in certain Eastern countries, for eye makeup
Origin of kohlArabic ku?l, antimony from source alcohol
1930- ; chancellor of Germany (1990-98); chancellor of West Germany (1982-90)
A cosmetic preparation, such as powdered antimony sulfide, used especially in the Middle East to darken the rims of the eyelids.
Origin of kohlArabic ku&hlowdot;l, powder of antimony, kohl; see k&xlowdot;l in Semitic roots.
- A dark powder used as eye makeup, especially in Eastern countries.
(third-person singular simple present kohls, present participle kohling, simple past and past participle kohled)
- To decorate one's eyes with kohl or stibnite.