Zebu means: A bovine mammal (Ros Indicus) extensively domesticated in India, China, the East Indies, and East Africa. It usually has short horns, large pendulous ears, slender legs, a large dewlap, and a large, prominent hump over the shoulders; but these characters vary in different domestic breeds, which range in size from that of the common ox to that of a large mastiff.
Zebub means: A large noxious fly of Abyssinia, which like the tsetse fly, is destructive to cattle.
Zechin means: See Sequin.
Zechstein means: The upper division of the Permian (Dyas) of Europe. The prevailing rock is a magnesian limestone.
Zed means: The letter Z; -- called also zee, and formerly izzard.
Zedoary means: A medicinal substance obtained in the East Indies, having a fragrant smell, and a warm, bitter, aromatic taste. It is used in medicine as a stimulant.
Zeekoe means: A hippopotamus.
Zehner means: An Austrian silver coin equal to ten kreutzers, or about five cents.
Zein means: A nitrogenous substance of the nature of gluten, obtained from the seeds of Indian corn (Zea) as a soft, yellowish, amorphous substance.
Zemindar means: Same as Zamindar.
Zoster means: Shingles.
Zoroastrism means: Same as Zoroastrianism.
Zoroastrianism means: 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.
Zoroastrian means: A follower of Zoroaster; one who accepts Zoroastrianism.
Zoroastrian means: Of or pertaining to Zoroaster, or his religious system.
Zorilla means: Either one of two species of small African carnivores of the genus Ictonyx allied to the weasels and skunks.
Zoril means: Same as Zorilla.
Zopilote means: The urubu, or American black vulture.
Zope means: A European fresh-water bream (Abramis ballerus).
Zoozoo means: The wood pigeon.
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