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A pale greenish colour.‘the room was furnished in eau de Nil’as modifier ‘eau-de-Nil walls’
- ‘This pair of eau de nil coloured fitted sheet for king-sized beds are made from a cotton and polyester mix for softness and long-lasting comfort.’
- ‘The base of the glass must be painted in a delicate shade of eau-de-nil.’
Late 19th century from French eau-de-Nil, literally ‘water of the Nile’ (from the supposed resemblance in colour).
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