Webster 1913 Edition
A mixture of soot and other ingredients, used by Egyptian and other Eastern women to darken the edges of the eyelids.
See also: kohl
Kohl m (genitive Kohls or Kohles, plural Kohle)
- cabbage (plant of the genus Brassica)
- Kraut (synonymous in southern regions only)
Unclear. Several possibilities have been suggested, including derivation from Romani and derivation from Hebrew קוֹל (qōl, “voice”). But compare western German Kappes meaning both “cabbage” and “nonsense”, though the second meaning might also be a loan translation of Kohl.
Kohl m (genitive Kohls or Kohles, no plural)
See also: Kohl
- A dark powder used as eye makeup, especially in Eastern countries.
kohl (third-person singular simple present kohls, present participle kohling, simple past and past participle kohled)
- To decorate one's eyes with kohl or stibnite.