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collins

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noun col·lins \ˈkä-lənz\

Definition of collins

  1. :  a tall iced drink of soda water, sugar, lemon or lime juice, and liquor (as gin)



Origin of collins

probably from the name Collins


First Known Use: circa 1887


Collins

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biographical name Col·lins \ˈkä-lənz\

Definition of Collins

  1. Billy 1941–     William Collins Am. poet; poet laureate (2001–03)




Collins

biographical name col·lins

Definition of Collins

  1. Francis S(ellers) 1950–     Am. geneticist




Collins

biographical name col·lins

Definition of Collins

  1. Michael 1890–1922 Irish revolutionary




Collins

biographical name col·lins

Definition of Collins

  1. Michael 1930–     Am. astronaut




Collins

biographical name col·lins

Definition of Collins

  1. William 1721–1759 Eng. poet




Collins

biographical name col·lins

Definition of Collins

  1. (William) Wilkie 1824–1889 Eng. nov.




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