Druze

noun, often attributive
\ ˈdrüz How to pronounce Druze (audio) \
variants: or Druse
plural Druze or Druzes or Druse or Druses

Definition of Druze

: a member of a religious sect originating among Muslims and centered in Lebanon and Syria

First Known Use of Druze

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Druze

Arabic Durūz, plural, from Muḥammad ibn-Ismaʽīl al-Darazī †1019 Muslim religious leader

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“Druze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Druze. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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