saxony

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

Definition of saxony

plural

saxonies

  1. 1a :  a fine soft woolen fabricb :  a fine closely twisted knitting yarn

  2. 2 :  a Wilton jacquard carpet

Origin and Etymology of saxony

Saxony, Germany


First Known Use: 1837


Saxony

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

Sachsen

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Definition of Saxony

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

  2. 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

  1. —see also saxon

SAXONY Defined for English Language Learners


Saxony

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geographical name Sax·o·ny \ˈsak-s(ə-)nē\

Definition of Saxony for English Language Learners

  • : region of Germany


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