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Hohenzollern

[hoh-uh n-zol-ern; German hoh-uh n-tsawl-uhrn]
noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of Hohenzollern

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for hohenzollern

Historical Examples

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

    City of Endless Night

    Milo Hastings

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

  • His dignity, as a Hohenzollern was offended; but Bismarck was playing for larger stakes.

    Blood and Iron

    John Hubert Greusel

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

    Lorraine

    Robert W. Chambers

  • But that cause of alarm is over—the Hohenzollern is withdrawn.

    The Parisians, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton


British Dictionary definitions for hohenzollern

Hohenzollern

noun
  1. 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
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