/zawr'oh as"tree euhn, zohr'-/, adj.
1. of or pertaining to Zoroaster or to Zoroastrianism.
2. one of the adherents of Zoroastrianism.
[1735-45; < L Zoroastr(es) ( < Gk Zoroástres < Avestan zarathuštra ZARATHUSTRA) + -IAN]

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