from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Colbert, Claudette Originally Lily Claudette Chauchoin. 1903-1996. American actress best known for her comedic roles. Her film credits include It Happened One Night (1934), for which she won an Academy Award.
  • Colbert, Jean Baptiste 1619-1683. French politician who served as an adviser to Louis XIV. Colbert reformed taxes, centralized the administration, and improved roads and canals in an effort to encourage trade.

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  • proper n. A surname.

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  • n. butter creamed with parsley and tarragon and beef extract


From a Germanic personal name, composed of an unknown element col- and Proto-Germanic *berhtaz (“bright”). (Wiktionary)



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