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[hoh-uh n-zol-ern; German hoh-uh n-tsawl-uh rn] /ˈhoʊ ənˌzɒl ərn; German ˈhoʊ ənˈtsɔl ərn/
a member of the royal family that ruled in Romania from 1866 to 1947, in Prussia from 1701 to 1918, and in the German Empire from 1871 to 1918.
Origin of Hohenzollern
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • From the beginning the Hohenzollern have been identified with the Prussian State.

  • It's all about that Hohenzollern business and the Spanish succession.

    Lorraine Robert W. Chambers
  • Thad a liddle Eengleesh-she-devil-child should strike a Hohenzollern!

    Happy Pollyooly Edgar Jepson
  • Is it not enough that a man is a German, and may serve the House of Hohenzollern?'

    City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
  • But history shall not have to relate more than one such occurrence of a Hohenzollern.

  • You need only to remember that you are a daughter of the House of Hohenzollern.

    City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
  • The blood of the House of Hohenzollern is of a very high order for it is the blood of divinity in human veins.

    City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
  • His dignity, as a Hohenzollern was offended; but Bismarck was playing for larger stakes.

    Blood and Iron John Hubert Greusel
  • Thus ended the more or less fruitless battle of Hohenzollern Redoubt.

  • Steel helmets were also issued at Hohenzollern and were considered curiosities.

    The Challenge of the Dead Stephen Graham
British Dictionary definitions for Hohenzollern


/ˈhəʊənˌzɒlən; German hoːənˈtsɔlərn/
a German noble family, the younger (Franconian) branch of which provided rulers of Brandenburg (1417–1701) and Prussia (1701–1918). The last kings of Prussia (1871–1918) were also emperors of Germany
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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