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  • English Word Za Definition An old solfeggio name for B flat; the seventh harmonic, as heard in the or aeolian string; -- so called by Tartini. It was long considered a false, but is the true note of the chord of the flat seventh.
  • English Word Zabaism Definition Alt. of Zabism
  • English Word Zabian Definition See Sabian.
  • English Word Zabism Definition See Sabianism.
  • English Word Zacco Definition See Zocco.
  • English Word Zachun Definition An oil pressed by the Arabs from the fruit of a small thorny tree (Balanites Aegyptiaca), and sold to piligrims for a healing ointment.
  • English Word Zaerthe Definition Same as Z/rthe.
  • English Word Zaffer Definition A pigment obtained, usually by roasting cobalt glance with sand or quartz, as a dark earthy powder. It consists of crude cobalt oxide, or of an impure cobalt arseniate. It is used in porcelain painting, and in enameling pottery, to produce a blue color, and is often confounded with smalt, from which, however, it is distinct, as it contains no potash. The name is often loosely applied to mixtures of zaffer proper with silica, or oxides of iron, manganese, etc.
  • English Word Zaim Definition A Turkish chief who supports a mounted militia bearing the same name.
  • English Word Zaimet Definition A district from which a Zaim draws his revenue.
  • English Word Zain Definition A horse of a dark color, neither gray nor white, and having no spots.
  • English Word Zalambdodont Definition Of or pertaining to a tribe (Zalambdodonta) of Insectivora in which the molar teeth have but one V-shaped ridge.
  • English Word Zalambdodont Definition One of the Zalambdodonta. The tenrec, solenodon, and golden moles are examples.
  • English Word Zamang Definition An immense leguminous tree (Pithecolobium Saman) of Venezuela. Its branches form a hemispherical mass, often one hundred and eighty feet across. The sweet pulpy pods are used commonly for feeding cattle. Also called rain tree.
  • English Word Zambo Definition The child of a mulatto and a negro; also, the child of an Indian and a negro; colloquially or humorously, a negro; a sambo.
  • English Word Zambos Definition of Zambo
  • English Word Zamia Definition A genus of cycadaceous plants, having the appearance of low palms, but with exogenous wood. See Coontie, and Illust. of Strobile.
  • English Word Zamindar Definition A landowner; also, a collector of land revenue; now, usually, a kind of feudatory recognized as an actual proprietor so long as he pays to the government a certain fixed revenue.
  • English Word Zamindari Definition The jurisdiction of a zamindar; the land possessed by a zamindar.
  • English Word Zamindary Definition Alt. of Zamindari
  • English Word Zamite Definition A fossil cycad of the genus Zamia.
  • English Word Zamouse Definition A West African buffalo (Bubalus brachyceros) having short horns depressed at the base, and large ears fringed internally with three rows of long hairs. It is destitute of a dewlap. Called also short-horned buffalo, and bush cow.
  • English Word Zampogna Definition A sort of bagpipe formerly in use among Italian peasants. It is now almost obsolete.
  • English Word Zander Definition A European pike perch (Stizostedion lucioperca) allied to the wall-eye; -- called also sandari, sander, sannat, schill, and zant.
  • English Word Zandmole Definition The sand mole.
  • English Word Zanies Definition of Zany
  • English Word Zante Definition See Zantewood.
  • English Word Zante currant Definition A kind of seedless grape or raisin; -- so called from Zante, one of the Ionian Islands.
  • English Word Zantewood Definition Satinwood (Chloroxylon Swietenia).
  • English Word Zantewood Definition A yellow dyewood; fustet; -- called also zante, and zante fustic. See Fustet, and the Note under Fustic.