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Main Entry: col·o·nel
Pronunciation: primarystresskschwarn-schwal
Function: noun
Etymology: an altered form of earlier coronel "colonel," from early French coronel (same meaning), from early Italian colonnello "colonel, column of soldiers," derived from Latin columna "column" --related to COLUMN
: a military commissioned officer with a rank just below that of brigadier general
- col·o·nel·cy /-semacron/ noun

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