Persian berry
Persian Per"sian, a. [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. {Parsee}, {Peach}, {Persic}.] Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language. [1913 Webster]

{Persian berry}, the fruit of {Rhamnus infectorius}, a kind of buckthorn, used for dyeing yellow, and imported chiefly from Trebizond.

{Persian cat}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Angora cat}, under {Angora}.

{Persian columns} (Arch.), columns of which the shaft represents a Persian slave; -- called also {Persians}. See {Atlantes}.

{Persian drill} (Mech.), a drill which is turned by pushing a nut back and forth along a spirally grooved drill holder.

{Persian fire} (Med.), malignant pustule.

{Persian powder}. See {Insect powder}, under {Insect}.

{Persian red}. See {Indian red} (a), under {Indian}.

{Persian wheel}, a noria; a tympanum. See {Noria}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Persian berry — Persian berry, also called Avignon berry or French berry, is the fruit of the Avignon Buckthorn ( Rhamnus saxatilis ), a species of buckthorn, used for dyeing yellow. References * [http://www.pgdp.net/c/project.php?id=projectID45850c63d151d|Cooley… …   Wikipedia

  • persian berry — noun Usage: usually capitalized P : any of several buckthorn berries from southern Europe, Asia Minor, and Iran that are used especially in textile dyeing compare avignon berry * * * Persian berry noun A name given to the fruit of several… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Persian — Per sian, a. [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. {Parsee}, {Peach}, {Persic}.] Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language. [1913 Webster] {Persian berry}, the fruit of {Rhamnus infectorius}, a kind of buckthorn, used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Persian cat — Persian Per sian, a. [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. {Parsee}, {Peach}, {Persic}.] Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language. [1913 Webster] {Persian berry}, the fruit of {Rhamnus infectorius}, a kind of buckthorn,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Persian columns — Persian Per sian, a. [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. {Parsee}, {Peach}, {Persic}.] Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language. [1913 Webster] {Persian berry}, the fruit of {Rhamnus infectorius}, a kind of buckthorn,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Persian drill — Persian Per sian, a. [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. {Parsee}, {Peach}, {Persic}.] Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language. [1913 Webster] {Persian berry}, the fruit of {Rhamnus infectorius}, a kind of buckthorn,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Persian fire — Persian Per sian, a. [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. {Parsee}, {Peach}, {Persic}.] Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language. [1913 Webster] {Persian berry}, the fruit of {Rhamnus infectorius}, a kind of buckthorn,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Persian powder — Persian Per sian, a. [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. {Parsee}, {Peach}, {Persic}.] Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language. [1913 Webster] {Persian berry}, the fruit of {Rhamnus infectorius}, a kind of buckthorn,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Persian red — Persian Per sian, a. [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. {Parsee}, {Peach}, {Persic}.] Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language. [1913 Webster] {Persian berry}, the fruit of {Rhamnus infectorius}, a kind of buckthorn,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Persian wheel — Persian Per sian, a. [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. {Parsee}, {Peach}, {Persic}.] Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language. [1913 Webster] {Persian berry}, the fruit of {Rhamnus infectorius}, a kind of buckthorn,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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