- Saxony Sax"o*ny, n. [So named after the kingdom of Saxony,
reputed to produce fine wool.]
1. A kind of glossy woolen cloth formerly much used.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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