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druse

[ drooz ]

noun

  1. an incrustation of small crystals on the surface of a rock or mineral.


Druse

1

/ druːz /

noun

    1. a member of a religious sect, mainly living in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, having certain characteristics in common with Muslims
    2. ( as modifier )

      Druse beliefs



druse

2

/ druːz /

noun

  1. an aggregate of small crystals within a cavity, esp those lining a cavity in a rock or mineral
  2. botany a globular mass of calcium oxalate crystals formed around an organic core, found in some plant cells

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Derived Forms

  • ˈDrusean, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of druse1

1745–55; < German; compare Middle High German, Old High German druos gland, tumor, German Drüse gland ( Middle High German drües, plural of druos )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of druse1

C18: from Arabic Durūz the Druses, after Ismail al-Darazi Ismail the tailor, 11th-century Muslim leader who founded the sect

Origin of druse2

C19: from German, from Old High German druos bump

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Example Sentences

That's actually a matter of intense debate with the Druse and Beduin communities.

Butler also seems to say that the non-Jewish population consists of three groups: Palestinians, Druse and Beduin.

At the same time, Butler's comment defines Druse and Beduin as not being Palestinian.

And for a cheap showman of the market-place to be lifting his eyes to a daughter of the Druse emirs.

He resides at Deir al-Kamar, an old seat of the Druse amirs.

Now it is that, if ever he enjoys himself, the Druse indulges p. 326in a little relaxation.

Tenacious as any bloodhound, the Druse had stayed on his trail until yesterday morning.

Ali reveled in the coolness, but not nearly as much as he did in the fact that, with night, the Druse camp quieted.

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