1 an adherent of Zoroastrianism.
2 a descendant of the Persians who fled to India from Muslim persecution in the 7th-8th c.
Parseeism n.
Etymology: Pers. parsi Persian f. pars Persia

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parsee, parsie
in hunting: see persue n.

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