Zirconium means: A rare element of the carbon-silicon group, intermediate between the metals and nonmetals, obtained from the mineral zircon as a dark sooty powder, or as a gray metallic crystalline substance. Symbol Zr. Atomic weight, 90.4.
Zircono means: See Zirco-.
Zirconoid means: A double eight-sided pyramid, a form common with tetragonal crystals; -- so called because this form often occurs in crystals of zircon.
Zither means: An instrument of music used in Austria and Germany. It has from thirty to forty wires strung across a shallow sounding-board, which lies horizontally on a table before the performer, who uses both hands in playing on it. [Not to be confounded with the old lute-shaped cittern, or cithern.]
Zittern means: See Cittern.
Zizania means: A genus of grasses including Indian rice. See Indian rice, under Rice.
Zizel means: The suslik.
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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