saxony


sax·o·ny

noun, often capitalized \ˈsak-s(ə-)nē\
plural sax·o·nies

Definition of SAXONY

1
a :  a fine soft woolen fabric
b :  a fine closely twisted knitting yarn
2
:  a Wilton jacquard carpet

Origin of SAXONY

Saxony, Germany
First Known Use: 1837

Sax·o·ny

geographical name \ˈsak-s(ə-)nē\

Definition of SAXONY

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 Dresden area 7081 square miles (18,340 sq kilometers), pop 4,764,300 — see saxe

Variants of SAXONY

Sax·o·ny or G Sach·sen \ˈzäk-sən\

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