kohl

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A sample of kohl
A food seller from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, and his granddaughter with kohl-lined eyes

From Arabic كُحْل (kuḥl, antimony; kohl, stibnite (powdered antimony)).

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kohl (uncountable)

  1. A dark powder (usually powdered antimony) used as eye makeup, especially in Eastern countries; stibnite.

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kohl (third-person singular simple present kohls, present participle kohling, simple past and past participle kohled)

  1. To decorate one's eyes with kohl.

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