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, 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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  • Persian powder — is a powder used for the extermination of insects: especially the powdered flowers of certain species of Pyrethrum , a genus now merged in Chrysanthemum . Persian powder is also termed insect powder …   Wikipedia

  • Persian powder — noun An insect powder made from Pyrethrum • • • Main Entry: ↑Persian …   Useful english dictionary

  • Persian powder — Insect In sect ([i^]n s[e^]kt), n. [F. insecte, L. insectum, fr. insectus, p. p. of insecare to cut in. See {Section}. The name was originally given to certain small animals, whose bodies appear cut in, or almost divided. Cf. {Entomology}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Persian powder — noun An insecticidal powder usually made from chrysanthemums …   Wiktionary

  • 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 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,… …   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

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