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NOUN (2)

1. a native or inhabitant of Iran;
- Example: "the majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims"
[syn: Irani, Iranian, Persian]

2. the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms;
[syn: Persian, Farsi]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture;
- Example: "Iranian mountains"
- Example: "Iranian security police"
[syn: Iranian, Persian]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Persian \Per"sian\, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Persia. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster + PJC] 3. A thin silk fabric, used formerly for linings. --Beck. [1913 Webster] 4. pl. (Arch.) See Persian columns, under Persian, a. [1913 Webster]
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 language. [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 Atlantes. 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Persian 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, Persian] 2: the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms [syn: Persian, Farsi]