[uh-bas-id, ab-uh-sid]
  1. a member of a dynasty of caliphs ruling at Baghdad, a.d. 750–1258, governing most of the Islamic world and claiming descent from Abbas, uncle of Muhammad.
Also Ab·bas·sid, Ab·bas·side [uh-bas-ahyd, ab-uh-sahyd] /əˈbæs aɪd, ˈæb əˌsaɪd/.

Origin of Abbasid

< Arabic (al-)ʿabbās + -id1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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    1. any caliph of the dynasty that ruled the Muslim empire from Baghdad (750–1258) and claimed descent from Abbas, uncle of Mohammed
    2. (as modifier)the Abbasid dynasty
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