Ak·​his·​sar ¦äk-hi-¦sär How to pronounce Akhissar (audio)
plural -s
: a kind of heavy modern carpet made at Akhisar, near Izmir, Turkey

Word History


after Akhisar, town in western Turkey near Izmir (Smyrna)

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Akhissar was in 1901

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“Akhissar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Akhissar. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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