Main definitions of saxony in English

: saxony1Saxony2

saxony1

noun

mass noun
  • 1A fine kind of wool.

    • ‘By far, my most comfortable kilt is made of saxony.’
    1. 1.1 A fine-quality cloth made from saxony, chiefly used for making coats.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Saxony.

Pronunciation

saxony

/ˈsaks(ə)ni/

Main definitions of saxony in English

: saxony1Saxony2

Saxony2

proper noun

  • 1A large region and former kingdom of Germany, including the modern states of Saxony in the south-east, Saxony-Anhalt in the centre, and Lower Saxony in the north-west.

    German name Sachsen
    1. 1.1 A state of eastern Germany, on the upper reaches of the River Elbe; capital, Dresden.

Origin

From late Latin Saxonia, from Latin Saxo, Saxon- (see Saxon).

Pronunciation

Saxony

/ˈsaks(ə)ni/