[drez-duhn; German dreys-duhn]
the capital of Saxony in E Germany, on the Elbe River.
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a state in E central Germany. 6561 sq. mi. (16,990 sq. km). Capital: Dresden.
a former state of the Weimar Republic in E central Germany. 5788 sq. mi. (14,990 sq. km). Capital: Dresden.
a medieval division of N Germany with varying boundaries: extended at its height from the Rhine to E of the Elbe.
German Sachsen;
French Saxe.

Saxonian [sak-soh-nee-uhn] , noun, adjective
Saxonic [sak-son-ik] , adjective
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Dresden (ˈdrɛzdən)
1.  an industrial city in SE Germany, the capital of Saxony on the River Elbe: it was severely damaged in the Seven Years' War (1760); the baroque city was almost totally destroyed in World War II by Allied bombing (1945). Pop: 483 632 (2003 est)
2.  relating to, designating, or made of Dresden china

saxony (ˈsæksənɪ)
1.  a fine 3-ply yarn used for knitting and weaving
2.  a fine woollen fabric used for coats, etc
[C19: named after Saxony, where it was produced]

Saxony (ˈsæksənɪ)
1.  a state in E Germany, formerly part of East Germany. Pop: 4 321 000 (2003 est)
2.  a former duchy and electorate in SE and central Germany, whose territory changed greatly over the centuries
3.  (in the early Middle Ages) any territory inhabited or ruled by Saxons

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Dresden [(drez-duhn)]

City in eastern Germany on the Elbe River.

Note: Dresden was a leading center of German music, art, and architecture for three centuries, until it was severely damaged by Allied bombing in World War II.
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