Saxony Definition

săksə-nē
saxony
noun
A high-grade wool fabric originally made from the wool of sheep raised in Saxony.
American Heritage
A fine wool fabric with a soft finish.
Webster's New World
A closely twisted yarn used for knitting.
Webster's New World
A woven carpet having a cut pile of dense erect tufts.
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Synonyms:
saxesachsen
proper name
Region of E Germany: formerly an electorate, kingdom, Prussian province, & state of the Weimar Republic.
Webster's New World
State of E Germany: 6,564 sq mi (17,000 sq km); cap. Dresden.
Webster's New World
Medieval duchy at the base of the Jutland peninsula in what is now Lower Saxony.
Webster's New World
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A historical region of northern Germany. The original home of the Saxons, it was conquered by Charlemagne in the eighth century and became a duchy after his death. Its borders were eventually extended southeastward as the region was subdivided and redivided. The dukes of Saxony became electors of the Holy Roman Empire in 1356, and in 1806 the elector was elevated to kingship but lost half his territory to Prussia in 1815. In 1871 the kingdom of Saxony became a constituent state of the German Empire.
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