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Sultan

sultan
A ruler, or sovereign, of a Mohammedan state; specifically, the ruler of the turks; the Padishah, or Grand Seignior; officially so called. Sultan flower.
(Science: botany) See sweet sultan, under Sweet.
Origin: F. Sultan (cf. Sp. Soldan, It. Sultano, soldano), Ar. Sultan sultan, dominion. Cf. Soldan.


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