Definitions for: Zouave

Webster (1913) Definition: Zouave (?; 277), n. [F., fr. Ar. Zouaoua a tribe of
Kabyles living among the Jurjura mountains in Algeria.]
(a) One of an active and hardy body of soldiers in the French
service, originally Arabs, but now composed of Frenchmen
who wear the Arab dress.
(b) Hence, one of a body of soldiers who adopt the dress and
drill of the Zouaves, as was done by a number of
volunteer regiments in the army of the United States in
the Civil War, 1861-65.

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