1. Silesian textile made of flax or cotton.
    • 1910, H G Wells: The History of Mr Polly, p 27:
      "Say I can't dress a window, you thundering old Humbug," he said, and hurled the huckaback at his master. He followed this up by pitching first a blanket, then an armful of silesia, then a window support out of the window into the shop.

  • (RP) IPA: /saɪˈliːʃə/
  • (America) IPA: /saɪˈliʒə/
Proper noun
  1. A region in central Europe, now chiefly in Poland, with small portions in the Czech Republic and Germany, from early modernity until 1945 predominantly German-speaking with Slavic-speaking minorities (and local majorities).

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