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Cole \Cole\ (k[=o]l), n. [OE. col, caul, AS. cawl, cawel, fr. L. caulis, the stalk or stem of a plant, esp. a cabbage stalk, cabbage, akin to Gr. kaylo`s. Cf. Cauliflower, Kale.] (Bot.) A plant of the Brassica or Cabbage genus; esp. that form of Brassica oleracea called rape and coleseed.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"cabbage," late Old English cawel, perhaps via Old Norse kal, from Latin caulis "stem, stalk," which in Vulgar Latin replaced brassica as the usual word for "cabbage" (source also of Italian cavolo, Spanish col, Old French chol, French chou; also borrowed elsewhere in Germanic, for example Swedish kal, Danish kaal, German kohl, Dutch kool).


n. 1 An English surname, possibly a nickname from ''col'', Old English "charcoal,coal-black". 2 (given name male from=surnames) derived from the surname.

  1. n. a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head [syn: kale, kail, borecole, colewort, Brassica oleracea acephala]

  2. coarse curly-leafed cabbage [syn: kale, kail]

Cole, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 473
Housing Units (2000): 183
Land area (2000): 15.077534 sq. miles (39.050632 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 15.077534 sq. miles (39.050632 sq. km)
FIPS code: 16200
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 35.105921 N, 97.572964 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Cole, OK
Cole -- U.S. County in Missouri
Population (2000): 71397
Housing Units (2000): 28915
Land area (2000): 391.444163 sq. miles (1013.835684 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 7.635255 sq. miles (19.775219 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 399.079418 sq. miles (1033.610903 sq. km)
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 38.540006 N, 92.240737 W
Cole, MO
Cole County
Cole County, MO

The Côle is a long river in the Dordogne département, south-central France. It rises near le Châtenet, a hamlet in Firbeix. It flows generally southwest. It is a left tributary of the Dronne into which it flows between Condat-sur-Trincou and Brantôme.

Cole (name)

Cole is a surname of English origin, and is much less frequently a given name. It is of Middle English origin, and its meaning is "swarthy, coal-black, charcoal". The Cole family originated in Cornwall, South West England. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Randolphi Cole, appearing in the Winton Rolls of Hampshire in 1148.

It is also an Americanized spelling of the German name 'Kohl', and of the Scottish and Irish name 'McCool'.

Usage examples of "cole".

Before she went downstairs to set the house astir, Alaina bent to brush a kiss upon his lips, and Cole had only just begun to miss her cheery presence when she returned, bearing a tray laden with his breakfast.

Lizzie Cole, began by saying The Avenger was wearing a coat--a big, heavy coat.

Cole took a sip from the next beer as he too watched the young woman with the red bandanna move to the music.

She knew she would never be able to convince Cole that Bianco had any redeeming qualities, so there was no point dwelling on the issue.

Coles would soon have made that up to you: and such a cosey little nest.

Cole Haan loafers, and tortoiseshell specs they love to take off and nibble the arm of, plus always a uniform self-seriousness that reminds you of every overachieving dweeb you ever wanted to kick the ass of in school.

Towards the end of the last century Horse radish was known in England as Red cole, and in the previous century it was eaten habitually at table, sliced, with vinegar.

Cole was there, too, in fresh gabardine pants and a white shirt, and wearing the look of a young buck in high good humor.

Cole went out to investigate the German wire north of Gorre with the aim of snaffling a prisoner.

Our duke has enjoyed the same good fortune, as well as the ferrywoman, Edna Cole, who fatally broke her neck in the Earth car during the move from Chatterford.

Cole and shrugged his shoulders, having no idea what the keyboardist was referring to.

An English heretic, Cole of Faversham, said that the doctrine of predestination was meeter for devils than for Christians.

King Cole is spoiling for want of exercise, and he does not run well as part of a pair.

Helen Cole was payd her wages and reckening tyll this Christmas, and so discharged my servyce, being newly recovered of her ague.

An unkept air hung over the place, as if Bill Cole had done absolutely nothing to it since the death of his parents some twenty years ago.