Pronunciation: (pûr'zhun, -shun),[key] —adj. of or pertaining to ancient and recent Persia (now Iran), its people, or their language.
—n. 1. a member of the native peoples of Iran, descended in part from the ancient Iranians.
2. a citizen of ancient Persia.
3. an Iranian language, the principal language of Iran and western Afghanistan, in its historical and modern forms. Cf. Old Persian, Pahlavi, Farsi. 4. Archit.a figure of a man used as a column.
5. Persians.See Persian blinds.