parsee

Part of speech: noun

A follower of the Persian religion of Zoroaster. Parsi.

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Usage examples "parsee":

  1. An enterprising Parsee purchased the property. - "A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport", S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats.
  2. He found Bombay marvellously picturesque, with its crowds of people from all parts of the world, but before many days had passed he fell ill and had to be transferred to the Sanitarium, where he made the acquaintance of an old Parsee priest who assisted him in his Hindustani. - "The Life of Sir Richard Burton", Thomas Wright.
  3. While the officials were thus employed, private parties of searchers went over the entire peninsula looking among the rocks and copses of the Estrada and even the Parsee Tower of Silence was examined, but all in vain. - "In Macao", Charles A. Gunnison.