Definition of Druse

1. Noun. An adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of God. "A Druze is permitted to conform outwardly to the faith of the unbelievers among whom he lives"

Exact synonyms: Druze
Generic synonyms: Adherent, Disciple



Definition of Druse

1. n. A cavity in a rock, having its interior surface studded with crystals and sometimes filled with water; a geode.

2. n. One of a people and religious sect dwelling chiefly in the Lebanon mountains of Syria.

Definition of Druse

1. Noun. (minerology) An inner surface with a crust of tiny crystals. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) An aggregation of calcium oxalate crystals found in certain plants. ¹

3. Noun. (ophthalmology) A tiny yellow or white accumulation of extracellular material that builds up in Bruch's membrane of the eye. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Druse

1. a crust of small crystals lining a rock cavity [n -S]

Medical Definition of Druse

1. A cavity in a rock, having its interior surface studded with crystals and sometimes filled with water; a geode. Origin: Cf. G. Druse bonny, crystallized piece of ore, Bohem. Druza. Cf. Dross. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Druse

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druse (current term)
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drusen of the macula
drusen of the optic nerve head
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druthers
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Literary usage of Druse

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1885)
"There are always two sheikhs in a druse village—one who looks after its ... A druse, when he wants to change his wife, has only to tell her to go back to ..."

2. The Land of Gilead, with Excursions in the Lebanon by Laurence Oliphant (1880)
"ORIGIN OF THE druse RELIGION—THE ... book on the druse Religion, which was published in 1839, he tells us that it was written forty years prior to that date ..."

3. Memoirs of a Babylonian Princess: (Maria Theresa Asmar) Daughter of Emir by Maria Theresa Asmar (1844)
"Daily Life in the Emir's Palace—Visit to a druse Lady—A Female Astrologer—A Prophecy—Interview with Lady Hester Stanhope — A druse Priestess—druse Shepherds ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"... but they also believe that in the farthest parts of China coreligionists live, where the soul of a dead druse may find its reincarnation. ..."

5. Haifa by Laurence Oliphant, Charles Anderson Dana (1886)
"An incident so highly characteristic of druse life and manners has just occurred here that it seems worthy of narration. About three months ago I was ..."

6. The Land of Gilead: With Excursions in the Lebanon by Laurence Oliphant (1881)
"Excursion from Beyrout—Ain Anub—A druse Assembly—druse Character— Their ... One of the most powerful and well known of the druse chiefs invited me to pay ..."

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