Ho·​hen·​zol·​lern ˌhō-ən-ˈzä-lərn How to pronounce Hohenzollern (audio)
: of or relating to a princely German family that reigned in Prussia from 1701–1918 and in Germany from 1871–1918
Hohenzollern noun

Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hohenzollern was in 1858

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Cite this Entry

“Hohenzollern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hohenzollern. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Ho·​hen·​zol·​lern ˈhō-ən-ˌzä-lərn How to pronounce Hohenzollern (audio)
historical region of southwestern Germany in what is now Baden-Wurttemberg; formerly a province of Prussia see württemberg

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Ho·​hen·​zol·​lern ˌhō-ənt-ˈsȯ-lərn How to pronounce Hohenzollern (audio)
Michael see michael
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