Persian

Definition of Persian

Per´sian
a.1.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
(Zool.) 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
a - See Indian red (a), under Indian.
Persian wheel
a noria; a tympanum. See Noria.
n.1.A native or inhabitant of Persia.
2.The language spoken in Persia.
3.A thin silk fabric, used formerly for linings.
4.(Arch.) See Persian columns, under Persian, a.

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