Associations to the word «Persian»

Wiktionary

PERSIAN, proper noun. A family of languages spoken primarily in Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.
PERSIAN, noun. A person of Iranian descent.
PERSIAN, noun. A domestic cat breed.
PERSIAN, noun. A pastry local to the Thunder Bay region in Canada often compared to either a cinnamon bun or a donut topped with pink icing.
PERSIAN, noun. A breed of sheep prized for its lambs' wool.
PERSIAN, noun. A thin silk fabric, formerly used for linings.
PERSIAN, adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to Persia.
PERSIAN, adjective. Of or pertaining to the Persian people.
PERSIAN, adjective. Of or pertaining to the Persian language.
PERSIAN DARNEL, noun. Lolium persicum
PERSIAN EMPIRE, proper noun. (historical) The empire ruled by the Achaemenid dynasty 550–330 BCE.
PERSIAN EMPIRE, proper noun. (historical) The empire ruled by the Sassanid dynasty 224–651 CE.
PERSIAN GULF, proper noun. A gulf between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.
PERSIAN POWDER, noun. An insecticidal powder usually made from chrysanthemums.
PERSIAN ROYAL ROAD, proper noun. An ancient system of trade routes and roads in Persia.

Dictionary definition

PERSIAN, noun. A native or inhabitant of Iran; "the majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims".
PERSIAN, noun. The language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms.
PERSIAN, adjective. Of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture; "Iranian mountains"; "Iranian security police".

Wise words

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