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  • English Word Zootomist Definition One who dissects animals, or is skilled in zootomy.
  • English Word Zootomy Definition The dissection or the anatomy of animals; -- distinguished from androtomy.
  • English Word Zootrophic Definition Of or pertaining to the nourishment of animals.
  • English Word Zoozoo Definition The wood pigeon.
  • English Word Zope Definition A European fresh-water bream (Abramis ballerus).
  • English Word Zopilote Definition The urubu, or American black vulture.
  • English Word Zoril Definition Same as Zorilla.
  • English Word Zorilla Definition Either one of two species of small African carnivores of the genus Ictonyx allied to the weasels and skunks.
  • English Word Zoroastrian Definition Of or pertaining to Zoroaster, or his religious system.
  • English Word Zoroastrian Definition A follower of Zoroaster; one who accepts Zoroastrianism.
  • English Word Zoroastrianism Definition The religious system of Zoroaster, the legislator and prophet of the ancient Persians, which was the national faith of Persia; mazdeism. The system presupposes a good spirit (Ormuzd) and an opposing evil spirit (Ahriman). Cf. Fire worship, under Fire, and Parsee.
  • English Word Zoroastrism Definition Same as Zoroastrianism.
  • English Word Zoster Definition Shingles.
  • English Word Zostera Definition A genus of plants of the Naiadaceae, or Pondweed family. Zostera marina is commonly known as sea wrack, and eelgrass.
  • English Word Zosterops Definition A genus of birds that comprises the white-eyes. See White-eye.
  • English Word Zouave Definition One of an active and hardy body of soldiers in the French service, originally Arabs, but now composed of Frenchmen who wear the Arab dress.
  • English Word Zouave Definition Hence, one of a body of soldiers who adopt the dress and drill of the Zouaves, as was done by a number of volunteer regiments in the army of the United States in the Civil War, 1861-65.
  • English Word Zounds Definition An exclamation formerly used as an oath, and an expression of anger or wonder.
  • English Word Zoutch Definition To stew, as flounders, eels, etc., with just enough or liquid to cover them.
  • English Word Zu/is Definition A tribe of Pueblo Indians occupying a village in New Mexico, on the Zu/i River.
  • English Word Zubr Definition The aurochs.
  • English Word Zuche Definition A stump of a tree.
  • English Word Zuchetto Definition A skullcap covering the tonsure, worn under the berretta. The pope's is white; a cardinal's red; a bishop's purple; a priest's black.
  • English Word Zufolo Definition A little flute or flageolet, especially that which is used to teach birds.
  • English Word Zuisin Definition The American widgeon.
  • English Word Zulus Definition The most important tribe belonging to the Kaffir race. They inhabit a region on the southeast coast of Africa, but formerly occupied a much more extensive country. They are noted for their warlike disposition, courage, and military skill.
  • English Word Zumbooruk Definition A small cannon supported by a swiveled rest on the back of a camel, whence it is fired, -- used in the East.
  • English Word Zumic Definition Alt. of Zumometer
  • English Word Zumological Definition Alt. of Zumometer
  • English Word Zumology Definition Alt. of Zumometer