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(Placename) the French name for Saxony
(Biography) Hermann Maurice (ɛrman mɔris), comte de Saxe. 1696–1750, French marshal born in Saxony: he distinguished himself in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48)
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sax•o•ny(ˈsæk sə ni)
1. a fine, three-ply woolen yarn.
2. a soft-finish, compact fabric for coats.
[1825–35; from Saxony]
Sax•o•ny(ˈsæk sə ni)
1. a state in E central Germany. 4,900,000; 6561 sq. mi. (16,990 sq. km). Cap.: Dresden.
2. a former state of the Weimar Republic in E central Germany. 5788 sq. mi. (14,990 sq. km). Cap.: Dresden.
3. a medieval division of N Germany with varying boundaries: extended at its height from the Rhine to E of the Elbe. German, Sachsen; French, Saxe.
Sax•o′ni•an (-ˈsoʊ ni ən) n., adj.
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|Noun||1.||Saxe - a French marshal who distinguished himself in the War of the Austrian Succession (1696-1750)|
|2.||Saxe - an area in Germany around the upper Elbe river; the original home of the Saxons|
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