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Adjective, Noun
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persiana. [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. Parsee, Peach, Persic.].
     Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language.  [1913 Webster]
Persian berry, the fruit of Rhamnus infectorius, a kind of buckthorn, used for dyeing yellow, and imported chiefly from Trebizond. -- Persian cat. (Zoöl.) 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.
  •  A native or inhabitant of Persia.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The language spoken in Persia.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A thin silk fabric, used formerly for linings.  Beck.  [1913 Webster]
  •  See Persian columns, under Persian, a.  [1913 Webster]


persian, n. & adj.
1 a a native or inhabitant of ancient or modern Persia (now Iran). b a person of Persian descent.
2 the language of ancient Persia or modern Iran.

Persian carpet (or rug) a carpet or rug of a traditional pattern made in Persia. Persian lamb the silky tightly curled fur of a young karakul, used in clothing.
With modern reference the preferred terms are Iranian and Farsi.
3 (in full Persian cat) a a cat of a breed with long silky hair and a thick tail. b this breed.
--adj. of or relating to Persia or its people or language.
ME f. OF persien f. med.L

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