an actual proprietor so long as he pays to the government a certain fixed revenue. [Written also zemindar.]
(Zam"in*da*ry Zam"in*da*ri) , n. The jurisdiction of a zamindar; the land possessed by a
zamindar. [Written also zemindary, zemindari.]
(Za"mite) n. (Paleon.) A fossil cycad of the genus Zamia.
(Za*mouse") n. [From a native name.] (Zoöl.) 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.
(||Zam*po"gna) n. [It.] (Mus.) A sort of bagpipe formerly in use among Italian peasants. It
is now almost obsolete. [Written also zampugna.]
(Zan"der) n. [Cf. D. zand sand.] (Zoöl.) A European pike perch (Stizostedion lucioperca) allied
to the wall-eye; called also sandari, sander, sannat, schill, and zant.
(Zand"mole`) n. [Cf. D. zand sand. See Sand, and Mole the animal.] (Zoöl.) The sand
(Zan"te) n. (Bot.) See Zantewood.
(Zan"te cur"rant) A kind of seedless grape or raisin; so called from Zante, one of the
(Zan"te*wood`) n. (Bot.) (a) A yellow dyewood; fustet; called also zante, and zante
fustic. See Fustet, and the Note under Fustic. (b) Satinwood
(Zan"ti*ot) n. A native or inhabitant of Zante, one of the Ionian Islands.
(Za"ny) n.; pl. Zanies [It. zanni a buffoon, merry- andrew, orig. same as Giovanni John, i.
e., merry John, L. Ioannes, Gr. Heb. Yokhanan, prop., the Lord graciously gave: cf. F. zani, fr. the
Italian. Cf. Jenneting.] A merry-andrew; a buffoon.
Then write that I may follow, and so beDonne.
Thy echo, thy debtor, thy foil, thy zany.
Preacher at once, and zany of thy age.Pope.
(Za"ny) v. t. To mimic. [Obs.]
Your part is acted; give me leave at distanceMassinger.
To zany it.
(Za"ny*ism) n. State or character of a zany; buffoonery. Coleridge. H. Morley.
(Zaph"a*ra) n. Zaffer.
(||Za*phren"tis) n. [NL.] (Paleon.) An extinct genus of cyathophylloid corals common in the
Paleozoic formations. It is cup-shaped with numerous septa, and with a deep pit in one side of the cup.
(Zap`o*til"la) n. (Bot.) See Sapodilla.
(Zap"ti*ah) n. A Turkish policeman. [Written also zaptieh.]
(Zar`a*thus"tri*an Zar`a*thus"tric) , a. Of or pertaining to Zarathustra, or Zoroaster; Zoroastrian.