saxony

 /ˈsæksənɪ/

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
sax•o•ny  (saksə nē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Textilesa fine, three-ply woolen yarn.
  2. Textilesa soft-finish, compact fabric, originally of high-grade merino wool from Saxony, for topcoats and overcoats.
  3. Textilesa pile carpet woven in the manner of a Wilton but with yarns of lesser quality.
  • 1825–35

Sax•o•ny  (saksə nē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Place Namesa state in E central Germany. 4,900,000; 6561 sq. mi. (16,990 sq. km). Cap.: Dresden.
  2. Place Namesa former state of the Weimar Republic in E central Germany. 5788 sq. mi. (14,990 sq. km). Cap.: Dresden.
  3. Place Names, World Historya medieval division of N Germany with varying boundaries: extended at its height from the Rhine to E of the Elbe. German,  Sachsen;
     French,  Saxe. 
Sax•o•ni•an  (sak sōnē ən),USA pronunciation n., adj.  Sax•on•ic  (sak sonik),USA pronunciation adj. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

Saxony /ˈsæksənɪ/ n
  1. a state in E Germany, formerly part of East Germany. Pop: 4 321 000 (2003 est)
  2. a former duchy and electorate in SE and central Germany, whose territory changed greatly over the centuries
  3. (in the early Middle Ages) any territory inhabited or ruled by Saxons

Compare Saxony-Anhalt, Lower Saxony
German name: Sachsen
French name: Saxe



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