saxony
noun (plural -nies) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Saxony, Germany Date: 1842 1. a. a fine soft woolen fabric b. a fine closely twisted knitting yarn 2. a Wilton jacquard carpet

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  • SAXONY — (Ger. Sachsen), state in Germany, formerly an electorate and kingdom. Information about the first Jewish settlers in Saxony dates back to the tenth century. During the rule of the German emperor Otto I (936–973), Jews lived in the towns of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Saxony — Sax o*ny, n. [So named after the kingdom of Saxony, reputed to produce fine wool.] 1. A kind of glossy woolen cloth formerly much used. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Saxony yarn, or flannel made of it or similar yarn. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saxony — Saxony1 [sak′sə nē] n. [because first produced in SAXONY2 (region in SE Germany)] 1. a fine wool fabric with a soft finish 2. a closely twisted yarn used for knitting Saxony2 [sak′sə nē] [LL Saxonia] 1. region …   English World dictionary

  • Saxony — (engl., »Sachsen«), Flanellstoff für Kleinasien, wird im sächsischen Vogtlande hergestellt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Saxony — Infobox German Bundesland Name = Free State of Saxony German name = Freistaat Sachsen (de) Swobodny stat Sakska (wen) state coa = Coat of arms of Saxony.svg flag2 = Flag of Saxony (state).svg capital = Dresden largest city = Leipzig area =… …   Wikipedia

  • saxony — /sak seuh nee/, 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 …   Universalium

  • Saxony — Saxonian /sak soh nee euhn/, n., adj. Saxonic /sak son ik/, adj. /sak seuh nee/, 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.… …   Universalium

  • Saxony —    Located in east central Germany, the highly industrialized and ur banized state of Saxony had a total population in the 1920s of about five million. Aside from its capital, Dresden, its chief cities included Aue, Chemnitz, Görlitz, Meissen,… …   Historical dictionary of Weimar Republik

  • Saxony — or German Sachsen geographical name 1. region & former duchy NW Germany S of Jutland Peninsula between the Elbe & the Rhine see Lower Saxony 2. region & state of reunified Germany N of the Erzgebirge capital Dresden area 7081 square miles (18,340 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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