Definition of saxony
1a : a fine soft woolen fabricb : a fine closely twisted knitting yarn
2 : a Wilton jacquard carpet
Recent Examples of saxony from the Web
Previous versions of Netsky, for example, were programmed to attack the website for an education server in the German state of Lower Saxony where the German suspect lived, security officials point out.
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Origin and Etymology of saxony
First Known Use: 1837See Words from the same year
Definition of Saxony
2 region and state of reunified Germany north of the Erzgebirge mountain range and bordering the Czech Republic and Poland; capital Dresden area 7081 square miles (18,340 square kilometers), population 4,056,799 — see saxe
- —see also saxon 1b
SAXONY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Saxony for English Language Learners
: region of Germany
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