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druse
amethyst geode

druse

 (dro͞oz)
n.
A cavity or opening in rock lined with tiny crystals, usually composed of the same minerals that occur in the rock.

[German, weathered ore, probably from Middle High German druos, gland, tumor, from Old High German.]

druse

(druːz)
n, pl druse or drusen
1. (Minerals) an aggregate of small crystals within a cavity, esp those lining a cavity in a rock or mineral
2. (Botany) botany a globular mass of calcium oxalate crystals formed around an organic core, found in some plant cells
[C19: from German, from Old High German druos bump]

Druse

(druːz) or

Druze

n, pl Druse or Druze
(Other Non-Christian Religions)
a. a member of a religious sect, mainly living in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, having certain characteristics in common with Muslims
b. (as modifier): Druse beliefs.
[C18: from Arabic Durūz the Druses, after Ismail al-Darazi Ismail the tailor, 11th-century Muslim leader who founded the sect]
ˈDrusean, ˈDrusian, ˈDruzean, ˈDruzian adj

druse

(druz)

n.
an incrustation of small crystals on the surface of a rock or mineral.
[1805–15; < German; compare Middle High German, Old High German druos gland, tumor, German Drüse gland (Middle High German drües, pl. of druos)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.druse - 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 GodDruse - 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"
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
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The sleeping sentinel in the clump of laurel was a young Virginian named Carter Druse.
So Carter Druse, bowing reverently to his father, who returned the salute with a stately courtesy which masked a breaking heart, left the home of his childhood to go soldiering.
For an instant Druse had a strange, half-defined feeling that he had slept to the end of the war and was looking upon a noble work of art reared upon that commanding eminence to commemorate the deeds of an heroic past of which he had been an inglorious part.
Carter Druse grew pale; he shook in every limb, turned faint, and saw the statuesque group before him as black figures, rising, falling, moving unsteadily in arcs of circles in a fiery sky.
It may well be that his fixity of attention - Druse turned his head and looked through the deeps of air downward as from the surface of the bottom of a translucent sea.
After firing his shot, Private Carter Druse reloaded his rifle and resumed his watch.
See here, Druse," he said, after a moment's silence, "it's no use making a mystery.
Calcium oxalate crystals like druses and crystal sand were observed on cells of the cortical and medullary parenchyma and collenchyma.
Crystals in ray cells of Caricaceae have been reported only in Cylicomorpha, where druses occur in some ray cells (Carlquist, 1998a).
Within this initiative, ICU, an Italian catholic NGO, works in areas where there are also sunni, shia, druses.
High density of golden mussel was not necessary to form a big druse because it could be aggregation of small individuals, while few big individuals together can form great druses.