Druse



[drooz] /druz/

noun
1.
an incrustation of small crystals on the surface of a rock or mineral.
[drooz] /druz/
noun
1.
Islam. a member of an independent religious sect living chiefly in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, established in the 11th century as a branch of Ismaʿili Shiʿism and containing elements of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, and believing in the transmigration of souls and the ultimate perfection of humankind.
/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
/druːz/
noun (pl) Druse, Druze
1.

member of a Muslim sect centered in Lebanon, 1786, from Arabic duruz, plural of darazi, from name of the sect founder, Ismail ad-Darazi (11c.), literally “Ismail the Tailor.”

druse (drōōz)
n. pl. dru·sen (drōō’zən)
One of the small hyaline or colloid bodies sometimes occurring behind the retina of the eye.

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