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n. pl. ro·shis
The spiritual leader of a group of Zen Buddhists.

[Japanese rōshi, old master.]
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(Buddhism) a teacher of Zen Buddhism
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(ˈroʊ ʃi)
the religious leader of a group of Zen Buddhists.
[1930–35; < Japanese rōshi]
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