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, 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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