1838, “South American fox-wolf,” from Spanish zorro, masc. of zorra “fox,” from Basque azaria “fox.” The comic book hero, a variation on the Robin Hood theme set in old Spanish California, was created 1919 by U.S. writer Johnston McCulley (1883-1958).
His looks were modeled after Douglas Fairbanks, the actor best known for playing Robin Hood and zorro during the silent era.
‘Man of Steel,’ New Superman Movie Starring Henry Cavill, Falls Flat Marlow Stern June 10, 2013
In most parts where the Spanish language is spoken, it is known as the “zorro negro,” or black fox.
The Hunters’ Feast Mayne Reid
That something was our good friend Reynard—zorro they style him out here—whose proverbial cunning exceeds all other cunnings.
Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
I might have fancied so, had I not heard a sharp crack from behind, and seen that the arm of El zorro was broken by a shot!
The War Trail Mayne Reid
flourished c2800 b.c, Egyptian ruler of the 3rd dynasty. Historical Examples Zoser, the first king of the third dynasty, built as his tomb the so-called Step Pyramid; (see Fig. 7). Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
Saint, pope 417–418. Historical Examples Similar vicarial or legatine powers had been conferred in 418 by Zosimus upon Patroclus, bishop of Arles. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 4 Various Could he have done all this had she been the mean, base and wicked woman Zosimus makes her out to be? Zenobia William Ware […]
Also called herpes zoster. Pathology, . Greek Antiquity. a belt or girdle. Historical Examples Shingles, shing′glz, n. popular name for the disease Herpes zoster. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various Then it arrived with the zoster, or mailed belt, and the mitr, or mailed kirtle. The World of Homer […]
- Zoster immune globulin
zoster immune globulin zoster immune globulin n. A globulin fraction of pooled plasma from human donors who have recovered from infection by herpes zoster, used in the prevention and treatment of chickenpox.