saxony

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

Definition of saxony

plural saxonies
1 a :a fine soft woolen fabric
b :a fine closely twisted knitting yarn
2 :a Wilton jacquard carpet

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Origin and Etymology of saxony

Saxony, Germany


Saxony

geographical name Sax·o·ny \ ˈsak-s(ə-)nē \
variants: or German Sachsen play \ˈzäk-sən\

Definition of Saxony

1 region and former duchy of northwestern Germany south of the Jutland Peninsula between the Elbe and Rhine rivers — see lower 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

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