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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"
An inner surface with a crust of tiny crystals.
An aggregation of calcium oxalate crystals found in certain plants.
A tiny yellow or white accumulation of extracellular material that builds up in Bruch's membrane of the eye.
a cavity in a rock, having its interior surface studded with crystals and sometimes filled with water; a geode
one of a people and religious sect dwelling chiefly in the Lebanon mountains of Syria
Etymology: [Cf. G. druse bonny, crystallized piece of ore, Bohem. druza. Cf. Dross.]
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
drōōs, n. (mining) a rock cavity lined with crystals, a geode or vug. [Ger.]
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.
The numerical value of druse in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of druse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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