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 for Persian
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Persian \Per"sian\, n.
     1. A native or inhabitant of Persia.
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     2. The language spoken in Persia. Ancient Persian of the 3rd
        to 10th centuries is also called Pahlavi, and modern
        Persian is also called Farsi.
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     3. A thin silk fabric, used formerly for linings. --Beck.
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     4. pl. (Arch.) See Persian columns, under Persian, a.
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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
     [1913 Webster]
     Persian berry, the fruit of Rhamnus infectorius, a kind
        of buckthorn, used for dyeing yellow, and imported chiefly
        from Trebizond.
     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to Iran or its people or language or
             culture; "Iranian mountains"; "Iranian security police"
             [syn: Iranian, Persian]
      n 1: a native or inhabitant of Iran; "the majority of Irani are
           Persian Shiite Muslims" [syn: Irani, Iranian,
      2: the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
         [syn: Persian, Farsi]

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