Cologne meaning

kə-lōn
A perfumed toilet water made of alcohol and aromatic oils; eau de Cologne.
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The definition of cologne is a scented water worn on the body, made of alcohol and fragrant oils.

Old Spice is an example of a very popular cologne.

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A scented liquid made of alcohol and various fragrant oils.
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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.
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City in W Germany, on the Rhine, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
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A type of perfume consisting of 2-5% essential oils, 70-90 % alcohol and water.

You stink of too much cologne.

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A city in northwestern Germany on the Rhine River.
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Origin of cologne

  • Short for cologne (water) translation of French (eau de) Cologne after Cologne

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French Cologne, from Latin Colōnia Agrippīna (“Agrippine Colony”), a settlement founded by Agrippina, the mother of Roman Emperor Nero; colōnia (“colony”) comes from colōnus (“farmer; colonist”), from colō (“till, cultivate, worship”), from earlier *quelō, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (“to move; to turn (around)”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Short for eau de Cologne < French Eau de Cologne, the name given to the original product in 1709. The success of the original Eau de Cologne inspired many imitators and it has become a genericized trademark

    From Wiktionary