(Zar`a*thus"trism) n. See Zoroastrianism.
(Zar"a*tite) n. (Min.) [Named after Gen. Zarata of Spain.] A hydrous carbonate of nickel
occurring as an emerald-green incrustation on chromite; called also emerald nickel.
(||Za*re"ba) n. (Mil.) An improvised stockade; especially, one made of thorn bushes, etc. [Written
also zareeba, and zeriba.] [Egypt]
"Ah," he moralizes, "what wonderful instinct on the part of this little creature to surround itself with a zareba
like the troops after Osman Digma."R. Jefferies.
(Zar"nich) n. [F., fr. Ar. az- zernikh, fr. Gr. . See Arsenic.] (Min.) Native sulphide of arsenic,
including sandarach, or realgar, and orpiment.
(||Zär"the) n. (Zoöl.) A European bream (Abramis vimba). [Written also zaerthe.]
(||Za"ti) n. (Zoöl.) A species of macaque (Macacus pileatus) native of India and Ceylon. It has a
crown of long erect hair, and tuft of radiating hairs on the back of the head. Called also capped macaque.
(||Zau*schne"ri*a) n. [NL., named for M. Zauschner, a Bohemian botanist.] (Bot.) A
genus of flowering plants. Zauschneria Californica is a suffrutescent perennial, with showy red flowers
much resembling those of the garden fuchsia.
(Zax) n. A tool for trimming and puncturing roofing slates. [Written also sax.]
(||Za"yat) n. A public shed, or portico, for travelers, worshipers, etc. [Burmah]
(||Ze"a) n. [L., a kind of grain, fr. Gr. ze`a, zeia`; cf. Skr. yava barley.] (Bot.) A genus of large
grasses of which the Indian corn (Zea Mays) is the only species known. Its origin is not yet ascertained.
(Zeal) n. [F. zèle; cf. Pg. & It. zelo, Sp. zelo, celo; from L. zelus, Gr. probably akin to to boil. Cf.
1. Passionate ardor in the pursuit of anything; eagerness in favor of a person or cause; ardent and active
interest; engagedness; enthusiasm; fervor. "Ambition varnished o'er with zeal." Milton. "Zeal, the blind
conductor of the will." Dryden. "Zeal's never-dying fire." Keble.
I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.Rom. x. 2.
A zeal for liberty is sometimes an eagerness to subvert with little care what shall be established.Johnson.
2. A zealot. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Zeal), v. i. To be zealous. [Obs. & R.] Bacon.
(Zeal"ant) n. One who is zealous; a zealot; an enthusiast. [Obs.]
To certain zealants, all speech of pacification is odious.Bacon.
(Zealed) a. Full of zeal; characterized by zeal. [Obs.] "Zealed religion." Beau. & Fl.
(Zeal"ful) a. Full of zeal. [R.] Sylvester.
(Zeal"less) a. Wanting zeal. Hammond.