- a fine wool fabric with a soft finish
- a closely twisted yarn used for knitting
Origin of Saxonybecause first produced in Saxony (region in 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); cap. Dresden
- medieval duchy at the base of the Jutland peninsula in what is now Lower Saxony
Origin of SaxonyLate Latin Saxonia
nounpl. 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- A high-grade wool fabric originally made from the wool of sheep raised in Saxony.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 wool fabric similar in weave to tweed.
- A woven carpet having a cut pile of dense erect tufts.