saxony

[sak-suh-nee]
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noun

a fine, three-ply woolen yarn.
a soft-finish, compact fabric, originally of high-grade merino wool from Saxony, for topcoats and overcoats.
a pile carpet woven in the manner of a Wilton but with yarns of lesser quality.

Origin of saxony

First recorded in 1825–35

Saxony

[sak-suh-nee]

noun

a state in E central Germany. 6561 sq. mi. (16,990 sq. km). Capital: Dresden.
a former state of the Weimar Republic in E central Germany. 5788 sq. mi. (14,990 sq. km). Capital: Dresden.
a medieval division of N Germany with varying boundaries: extended at its height from the Rhine to E of the Elbe.
German Sachsen;French Saxe.
Related formsSax·o·ni·an [sak-soh-nee-uh n] /sækˈsoʊ ni ən/, noun, adjectiveSax·on·ic [sak-son-ik] /sækˈsɒn ɪk/, adjective
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saxony

noun

a fine 3-ply yarn used for knitting and weaving
a fine woollen fabric used for coats, etc

Word Origin for saxony

C19: named after Saxony, where it was produced

Saxony

noun

a state in E Germany, formerly part of East Germany. Pop: 4 321 000 (2003 est)
a former duchy and electorate in SE and central Germany, whose territory changed greatly over the centuries
(in the early Middle Ages) any territory inhabited or ruled by Saxons
German name: SachsenFrench name: Saxe
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