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si•le•sia



Pronunciation: (si-lē'zhu, -shu, sī-), [key]
n.
a lightweight, smoothly finished, twilled fabric of acetate, rayon, or cotton, for garment linings.

Si•le•sia



Pronunciation: (si-lē'zhu, -shu, sī-), [key]
n.
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. German, Schlesien. Polish, Śląsk. Czech, Slezsko.

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