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Per•sia



Pronunciation: (pûr'zhu, -shu), [key]
n.
1. Also called Persian Empire. an ancient empire located in W and SW Asia: at its height it extended from Egypt and the Aegean to India; conquered by Alexander the Great 334–331b.c.
2. former official name (until 1935) of Iran.

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