from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Prussia or its Baltic or German inhabitants.
  • adjective Suggestive of or resembling the Junkers and the military class of Prussia.
  • noun Any of the western Balts inhabiting the region between the Vistula and Neman Rivers in ancient times.
  • noun A Baltic inhabitant of Prussia.
  • noun A German inhabitant of Prussia.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Prussia— a former duchy near the southeastern angle of the Baltic, which, after its union with the Mark of Brandenburg, formed the nucleus of the Prussian monarchy; or
  • a kingdom of northern Germany, now the chief state in the reconstituted German empire.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of Prussia.
  • noun A language belonging to the Lettish division of the Slavo-Lettic branch of the Aryan family, and usually called Old Prussian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Prussia.
  • adjective (Chem.) any one of several complex double cyanides of ferrous and ferric iron; specifically, a dark blue amorphous substance having a coppery luster, obtained by adding a solution of potassium ferrocyanide (yellow prussiate of potash) to a ferric salt. It is used in dyeing, in ink, etc. Called also Williamson's blue, insoluble Prussian blue, Berlin blue, etc.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) See Gibel.
  • adjective (Chem.) Same as Berlin green, under Berlin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Prussia.
  • proper noun The Prussian language; see Old Prussian and New Prussian.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of the geographical region of Prussia.
  • noun historical A citizen of the German state of Prussia.
  • noun A member of or a person descended from the Baltic ethnic group which inhabited Prussia.
  • noun A member of or a person descended from the German ethnic group which settled in Prussia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a German inhabitant of Prussia
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Prussia or its inhabitants


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