from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of east-central Germany on the Elbe River east-southeast of Leipzig. An industrial and cultural center, it was severely damaged in bombing raids during World War II. Its china industry was moved to Meissen in the early 18th century. Population: 505,000.

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  • proper n. The capital city of the German Federal State of Saxony.
  • proper n. A village in Kent County, Ontario, Canada.
  • n. A variety of china, originally manufactured in the city, but manufactured in Meissen from the 18th century.

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  • n. a city in southeastern Germany on the Elbe River; it was almost totally destroyed by British air raids in 1945


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