saxony: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sak'su-nē), [key]
— n.
  1. a fine, three-ply woolen yarn.
  2. a soft-finish, compact fabric, originally of high-grade merino wool from Saxony, for topcoats and overcoats.
  3. a pile carpet woven in the manner of a Wilton but with yarns of lesser quality.


Pronunciation: (sak'su-nē), [key]
— n.
  1. a state in E central Germany. 4,900,000; 6561 sq. mi. (16,990 sq. km). Cap.: Dresden.
  2. a former state of the Weimar Republic in E central Germany. 5788 sq. mi. (14,990 sq. km). Cap.: Dresden.
  3. a medieval division of N Germany with varying boundaries: extended at its height from the Rhine to E of the Elbe. German,French,
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