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
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;
"for greater clarity choose a plain Saxon term instead of a latinate one"
- The Saxon once settled in England in early times.
- On the site of the Roman city Glevum, it was the Saxon capital of Mercia and is today a market town and industrial center.Population, 91,600.