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druse

[ drooz ]
/ druz /
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noun
an incrustation of small crystals on the surface of a rock or mineral.
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Origin of druse

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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British Dictionary definitions for druse (1 of 2)

druse
/ (druːz) /

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

Word Origin for druse

C19: from German, from Old High German druos bump

British Dictionary definitions for druse (2 of 2)

Druse

Druze

/ (druːz) /

noun plural Druse or Druze
  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

Derived forms of Druse

Drusean, Drusian, Druzean or Druzian, adjective

Word Origin for Druse

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