eau de cologne

eau de co·​logne | \ ˌō-də-kə-ˈlōn How to pronounce eau de cologne (audio) \
plural eaux de cologne\ ˌō(z)-​də-​kə-​ˈlōn How to pronounce eaux de cologne (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Crafted centuries ago, the original eau de colognes contained a blend of citrus essential oils, and many featured orange blossom as a key note. Kari Molvar, New York Times, "Orange Blossom Perfume, to Remind You of Summer," 4 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of eau de cologne

1802, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eau de cologne

French, literally, Cologne water, from Cologne, Germany

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“Eau de cologne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eau%20de%20cologne?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=e&file=eau_de01. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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