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English Dictionary: Persians by the DICT Development Group
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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
      {Persian berry}, the fruit of {Rhamnus infectorius}, a kind
            of buckthorn, used for dyeing yellow, and imported chiefly
            from Trebizond.
      {Persian cat}. (Zo[94]l.) Same as {Angora cat}, under
      {Persian columns} (Arch.), columns of which the shaft
            represents a Persian slave; -- called also {Persians}. See
      {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}.
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