1. (a) One of a nation or people who formerly dwelt in the northern part of Germany, and who, with other Teutonic tribes, invaded and conquered England in the fifth and sixth centuries. (b) Also used in the sense of Anglo-Saxon. (c) A native or inhabitant of modern Saxony.
2. The language of the Saxons; Anglo-Saxon.
Old Saxon, the Saxon of the continent of Europe in the old form of the language, as shown particularly in the “Heliand”, a metrical narration of the gospel history preserved in manuscripts of the 9th century.
Sax·on, a. Of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their language. (b) Anglo-Saxon. (c) Of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants.
Saxon blue Dyeing, a deep blue liquid used in dyeing, and obtained by dissolving indigo in concentrated sulphuric acid. --Brande & C.
Saxon green Dyeing, a green color produced by dyeing with yellow upon a ground of Saxon blue.
adj : of or relating to or characteristic of the early Saxons or
Anglo-Saxons and their descendents (especially the
English or Lowland Scots) and their language; "Saxon
princes"; "for greater clarity choose a plain Saxon
term instead of a latinate one"
n : a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and
merged with the Angles and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons;
dominant in England until the Norman conquest