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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Prussian \Prus"sian\, a. [From Prussia, the country: cf. F.
Of or pertaining to Prussia. -- n. A native or inhabitant of
Prussian blue (Chem.), any one of several complex double
cyanides of ferrous and ferric iron; specifically, a dark
blue amorphous substance having a coppery luster, obtained
by adding a solution of potassium ferrocyanide (yellow
prussiate of potash) to a ferric salt. It is used in
dyeing, in ink, etc. Called also Williamson's blue,
insoluble Prussian blue, Berlin blue, etc.
Prussian carp (Zool.) See Gibel.
Prussian green. (Chem.) Same as Berlin green, under
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of Prussia or its
inhabitants; "Prussian officers"; "Prussian aristocracy"
n 1: a German inhabitant of Prussia
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