Main definitions of saxony in English

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saxony1

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

/ˈsæksəni//ˈsaksənē/

Main definitions of saxony in English

: saxony1Saxony2

Saxony2

proper noun

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

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Saxony

/ˈsaksənē//ˈsæksəni/