Definition of Schlesien

1. Noun. A region of central Europe rich in deposits of coal and iron ore; annexed by Prussia in 1742 but now largely in Poland.

Exact synonyms: Silesia, Slask, Slezsko
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Group relationships: Europe



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Schlesien

Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Schizosaccharomyces pombe DNA endonuclease
Schizosaccharomycetaceae
Schizotrypanum cruzi
Schlamperei
Schlatter
Schlatter-Osgood disease
Schleiden
Schlemm
Schlemm's canal
Schlemm's canals
Schlenk flask
Schlenk flasks
Schlenk tube
Schlenk tubes
Schlesien (current term)
Schlesinger
Schlesinger's sign
Schleswig
Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswiger
Schleswigers
Schliemann
Schlieren system
Schlumbergera
Schlumbergera baridgesii
Schlumbergera buckleyi
Schlumbergera gaertneri
Schlumbergera truncatus
Schmid-Fraccaro syndrome

Literary usage of Schlesien

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1. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1873)
"There are still beavers in Schlesien ; the Katzbach River has gold grains in ... Who first lived in Schlesien, or lived long since in it, there is no use in ..."

2. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1862)
"On the other hand, the Mountain part of Schlesien is very picturesque; ... There are still beavers in Schlesien; the Katzbach River has gold grains in it, ..."

3. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"The total area of Schlesien is counted to be some 20000 square miles, ... Schlesien,—will the reader learn to call it by that name on occasion ? for in ..."

4. History of Friedrich the Second Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1869)
"13th-16th Dec., 1740. still beavers in Schlesien; the Katzbach River has gold grains in it, a kind of Pactolus not now worth working; and in the scraggy ..."

5. History of Friedrich the Second, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1862)
"still beavers in Schlesien; the Katzbach River has gold grains in it, a kind of Pactolus not ... Who first lived in Schlesien, or lived long since in it, ..."

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