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persian


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Persian  \Per"sian\,  a.  [From  Persia:  cf  It  Persiano.  Cf 
  {Parsee},  {Peach},  {Persic}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Persia,  to  the  Persians,  or  to  their 
  language. 
 
  {Persian  berry},  the  fruit  of  {Rhamnus  infectorius},  a  kind 
  of  buckthorn,  used  for  dyeing  yellow,  and  imported  chiefly 
  from  Trebizond 
 
  {Persian  cat}.  (Zo["o]l.)  Same  as  {Angora  cat},  under 
  {Angora}. 
 
  {Persian  columns}  (Arch.),  columns  of  which  the  shaft 
  represents  a  Persian  slave;  --  called  also  {Persians}.  See 
  {Atlantes}. 
 
  {Persian  drill}  (Mech.),  a  drill  which  is  turned  by  pushing  a 
  nut  back  and  forth  along  a  spirally  grooved  drill  holder. 
 
 
  {Persian  fire}  (Med.),  malignant  pustule. 
 
  {Persian  powder}.  See  {Insect  powder},  under  {Insect}. 
 
  {Persian  red}.  See  {Indian  red} 
  (a),  under  {Indian}. 
 
  {Persian  wheel},  a  noria;  a  tympanum.  See  {Noria}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Persian  \Per"sian\,  n. 
  1.  A  native  or  inhabitant  of  Persia. 
 
  2.  The  language  spoken  in  Persia. 
 
  3.  A  thin  silk  fabric,  used  formerly  for  linings.  --Beck. 
 
  4.  pl  (Arch.)  See  {Persian  columns},  under  {Persian},  a. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Persian 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  Iran  or  its  people  or  language  or  culture; 
  "Iranian  mountains";  "Iranian  security  police"  [syn:  {Iranian}, 
  {Persian}] 
  n  1:  a  native  or  inhabitant  of  Iran  [syn:  {Irani},  {Iranian},  {Persian}] 
  2:  the  language  of  Persia  (Iran)  in  any  of  its  ancient  forms 
  [syn:  {Persian},  {Farsi}] 




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