- a fine wool fabric with a soft finish
- a closely twisted yarn used for knitting
Origin: because first produced inch(es) Saxony (region inch(es) southeastern Germany)
- region of E Germany: formerly an electorate, kingdom, Prussian province, & state of the Weimar Republic
- state of E Germany: 6,564 sq mi (17,000 sq km); pop. 4,641,000; cap. Dresden
- medieval duchy at the base of the Jutland peninsula in what is now Lower Saxony
Origin: LL Saxonia
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also Sax·o·nynoun pl. sax·o·nies also Sax·o·nies
- A high-grade wool fabric originally made from the wool of sheep raised in Saxony.
- A fine soft woolen fabric similar in weave to tweed.
- A woven carpet having a cut pile of dense erect tufts.