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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  German \Ger"man\, a. [L. Germanus. See German, n.]
     Of or pertaining to Germany.
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     German Baptists. See Dunker.
     German bit, a wood-boring tool, having a long elliptical
        pod and a scew point.
     German carp (Zool.), the crucian carp.
     German+millet+(Bot.),+a+kind+of+millet+({Setaria+Italica">German millet (Bot.), a kind of millet ({Setaria Italica,
        var.), whose seed is sometimes used for food.
     German paste, a prepared food for caged birds.
     German process (Metal.), the process of reducing copper ore
        in a blast furnace, after roasting, if necessary.
     German sarsaparilla, a substitute for sarsaparilla extract.
     German sausage, a polony, or gut stuffed with meat partly
     German silver (Chem.), a silver-white alloy, hard and
        tough, but malleable and ductile, and quite permanent in
        the air. It contains nickel, copper, and zinc in varying
        proportions, and was originally made from old copper slag
        at Henneberg. A small amount of iron is sometimes added to
        make it whiter and harder. It is essentially identical
        with the Chinese alloy packfong. It was formerly much
        used for tableware, knife handles, frames, cases, bearings
        of machinery, etc., but is now largely superseded by other
        white alloys.
     German steel (Metal.), a metal made from bog iron ore in a
        forge, with charcoal for fuel.
     German text (Typog.), a character resembling modern German
        type, used in English printing for ornamental headings,
        etc., as in the words,
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     Note: This line is German Text.
     German tinder. See Amadou.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  German \Ger"man\, a. [OE. german, germain, F. germain, fr. L.
     germanus full, own (said of brothers and sisters who have the
     same parents); akin to germen germ. Cf. Germ, Germane.]
     Nearly related; closely akin.
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           Wert thou a leopard, thou wert german to the lion.
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     Brother german. See Brother german.
     Cousins german. See the Note under Cousin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  German \Ger"man\, n.; pl. Germans[L. Germanus, prob. of Celtis
     1. A native or one of the people of Germany.
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     2. The German language.
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        (a) A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding
            in capriciosly involved figures.
        (b) A social party at which the german is danced.
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     High German, the Teutonic dialect of Upper or Southern
        Germany, -- comprising Old High German, used from the 8th
        to the 11th century; Middle H. G., from the 12th to the
        15th century; and Modern or New H. G., the language of
        Luther's Bible version and of modern German literature.
        The dialects of Central Germany, the basis of the modern
        literary language, are often called Middle German, and the
        Southern German dialects Upper German; but High German is
        also used to cover both groups.
     Low German, the language of Northern Germany and the
        Netherlands, -- including Friesic; Anglo-Saxon or
        Saxon; Old Saxon; Dutch or Low Dutch, with its
        dialect, Flemish; and Plattdeutsch (called also Low
        German), spoken in many dialects.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its
             people or language; "German philosophers"; "German
             universities"; "German literature"
      n 1: a person of German nationality
      2: the standard German language; developed historically from
         West Germanic [syn: German, High German, German

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      \j*r'mn\ A human language written (in latin
     alphabet) and spoken in Germany, Austria and parts of
     German writing normally uses four non-{ASCII characters: "ä", "ö"
     and "ü" have "umlauts" (two dots over the top) and "ß" is a
     double-S ("scharfes S") which looks like the Greek letter beta
     (except in capitalised words where it should be written "SS").
     These can be written in ASCII in several ways, the most common are
     ae, oe ue AE OE UE ss or sz and the TeX versions "a "o "u "A "O
     "U "s.
     See also ABEND, blinkenlights, DAU, DIN, gedanken,
     GMD, kluge.
     Usenet newsgroup: news:soc.culture.german.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  GERMAN, relations, germanus. Whole or entire, as respects genealogy or 
  descent; thus, "brother-german," denotes one who is brother both by the 
  father and mother's side cousins-germane" those in the first and nearest 
  degree, i. e., children of brothers or sisters. Tech. Dict.; 4 M. & C. 56. 

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