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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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
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
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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