from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cosmetic preparation, such as powdered antimony sulfide, used especially in the Middle East to darken the rims of the eyelids.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dark powder used as eye makeup, especially in Eastern countries.
- v. To decorate one's eyes with kohl or stibnite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mixture of soot and other ingredients, used by Egyptian and other Eastern women to darken the edges of the eyelids.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A powder used in the East from time immemorial in the toilet, to darken the orbits of the eyes, etc., properly consisting of finely comminuted antimony.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cosmetic preparation used by women in Egypt and Arabia to darken the edges of their eyelids
Arabic kuḥl, powder of antimony, kohl; see kḥl in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Arabic كحل (kuḥl). From Egyptian, Coptic, smet-t. Compare alcohol. (Wiktionary)