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Of or pertaining to persia, to the Persians, or to their language. Persian berry, the fruit of rhamnus infectorius, a kind of buckthorn, used for dyeing yellow, and imported chiefly from Trebizond. Persian cat.

(Science: medicine) malignant pustule. Persian powder. See insect powder, under Insect. Persian red. See indian red. Persian wheel, a noria; a tympanum. See Noria.

Origin: From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. Parsee, Peach, Persic.