[ droo-id ]
/ ˈdru ɪd /

noun (often lowercase)

a member of a pre-Christian religious order among the ancient Celts of Gaul, Britain, and Ireland.

Origin of Druid

1555–65; < Latin druidae (plural) < Gaulish; replacing druide < French; compare Old Irish druí (nominative), druid (dative, accusative) wizard


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British Dictionary definitions for druid

/ (ˈdruːɪd) /

noun (sometimes capital)

a member of an ancient order of priests in Gaul, Britain, and Ireland in the pre-Christian era
a member of any of several modern movements attempting to revive druidism

Derived forms of druid

druidess (ˈdruːɪdɪs), fem ndruidic or druidical, adjectivedruidry, noun

Word Origin for druid

C16: from Latin druides, of Gaulish origin; compare Old Irish druid wizards
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