Silesian



noun
1.
a region in central Europe along both banks of the upper Oder River, mainly in SW Poland and the N Czech Republic: formerly divided between Germany (which had the largest portion), Poland, and Czechoslovakia; by provision of the Potsdam agreement 1945, the greater part of German Silesia came under Polish administration; rich deposits of coal, iron, and other minerals.
adjective
1.
of or relating to Silesia or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Silesia
noun
1.
a twill-weave fabric of cotton or other fibre, used esp for pockets, linings, etc
noun
1.
a region of central Europe around the upper and middle Oder valley: mostly annexed by Prussia in 1742 but became almost wholly Polish in 1945; rich coal and iron-ore deposits Polish name Śląsk Czech name Slezsko German name Schlesien

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