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

  • Cole, Nat "King” Originally Nathaniel Adams Coles. 1919-1965. American singer and pianist who recorded such popular ballads as "Unforgettable” and "Mona Lisa.”
  • Cole, Thomas 1801-1848. English-born American painter acknowledged as the leader of the Hudson River School, America's first painting movement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English surname, possibly a nickname from col, Old English "charcoal,coal-black".
  • proper n. A male given name derived from the surname.


Sorry, no etymologies found.



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