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saxony

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

Definition of saxony

plural

saxonies

  1. 1a :  a fine soft woolen fabricb :  a fine closely twisted knitting yarn

  2. 2 :  a Wilton jacquard carpet



Origin and Etymology of saxony

Saxony, Germany


First Known Use: 1837


Saxony

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geographical name Sax·o·ny \ˈsak-s(ə-)nē\

Definition of Saxony

  1. 1 region & former duchy NW Germany S of Jutland Peninsula between the Elbe & the Rhine — see lower saxony

  2. 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

or G

Sachsen

play \ˈzäk-sən\

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