from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of janissary.
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- n. Alternative spelling of janissary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A soldier of a privileged military class, which formed the nucleus of the Turkish infantry, but was suppressed in 1826.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a former body of Turkish infantry, constituting the Sultan's guard and the main standing army, first organized in the fourteenth century, and until the latter part of the seventeenth century largely recruited from compulsory conscripts and converts taken from the Rayas or Christian subjects.
- n. A common name of Clepticus parræ, a labroid fish of the West Indian fauna.
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