A member of a monotheistic religious community living primarily in Syria, Israel, and Lebanon whose beliefs include faith in al-Hakim (985–1021), an Ismaili caliph, as the embodiment of God.
Origin of DruzeArabic Durūz, pl. of durzī, a Druze, after Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Darazi (died c. 1019), Muslim religious leader who proclaimed the divinity of al-Hakim .
Variant of druse
a crystalline crust, usually quartz, lining the sides of a small rock cavity
Origin of druseGerman ; from Middle High German druos, a boil, swelling, gland ; from Old High German akin to Dutch droes, goiter