Per·sian | \ˈpər-zhən, especially British -shən\

Definition of Persian 

1 : one of the people of Persia: such as

a : one of the ancient Iranians who under Cyrus and his successors founded an empire in southwest Asia

b : a member of one of the peoples forming the modern Iranian nationality

2a : any of several Iranian languages dominant in Persia at different periods

b : the modern language of Iran and western Afghanistan — see Indo-European Languages Table

3 : a thin soft silk formerly used especially for linings

Other Words from Persian

Persian adjective

First Known Use of Persian

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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