ottoman


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ottoman \Ot"to*man\, n.; pl. Ottomans.
   1. A Turk.
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   2. [F. ottomane, from ottoman Turkish.] A stuffed seat
      without a back, originally used in Turkey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ottoman \Ot"to*man\, a. [F. ottoman: cf. It. ottomano,
   ottomanno; -- from Othoman, Othman, or Osman, the name of a
   sultan who assumed the government of Turkey about the year
   1300. Cf. Osmanli, Ottoman a stuffed seat.]
   Of or pertaining to the Turks; as, the Ottoman power or
   empire.
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