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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Druze, Drusenoun

    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"


  1. drusenoun

    An inner surface with a crust of tiny crystals.

  2. drusenoun

    An aggregation of calcium oxalate crystals found in certain plants.

  3. drusenoun

    A tiny yellow or white accumulation of extracellular material that builds up in Bruch's membrane of the eye.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drusenoun

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

  2. Drusenoun

    one of a people and religious sect dwelling chiefly in the Lebanon mountains of Syria

  3. Etymology: [Cf. G. druse bonny, crystallized piece of ore, Bohem. druza. Cf. Dross.]


  1. Druse

    Druse are groups of crystals of calcium oxalate, silicates, or carbonates present in plants. Calcium oxalate crystals are found in algae, angiosperms and gymnosperms in a total of more than 215 families. These plants accumulate oxalate in the range of 3%-80% of their dry weight via a biomineralization process in a variety of shapes. Araceae have numerous druse, multi-crystal druse and needle shaped raphide crytals of CaOx present in the tissue. Druse are also found in leaves and bud scales of Prunus, Roses, Allium, Vitus, Morus and Phaseolus. The poisonous substances in druse are thought to be a defense against herbivory.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Druse

    drōōs, n. (mining) a rock cavity lined with crystals, a geode or vug. [Ger.]

  2. Druse

    drōōs, n. one of a remarkable people inhabiting a mountainous district in the north of Syria, with a peculiar religion interwoven from the Bible and the Koran.—adj. Drus′ian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of druse in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of druse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    easily diffused or spread as from one person to another
    • A. equivalent
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    • C. soft-witted
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