zircon

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Zircon

Etymology[edit]

From German Zirkon or French zircone, from Arabic زرقون (zarqūn, cinnabar, bright red), from Persian زرگون (zargun) / زریون (zaryun), from Middle Persian 𐭦𐭫𐭢𐭥𐭭 (zargōn).

Noun[edit]

zircon (countable and uncountable, plural zircons)

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  1. (uncountable) A mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals, usually of a brown or grey colour and consisting of silica and zirconia.
    • 2012 March 1, Lee A. Groat, “Gemstones”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 128: 
      Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are […] . (Common gem materials not addressed in this article include amber, amethyst, chalcedony, garnet, lazurite, malachite, opals, peridot, rhodonite, spinel, tourmaline, turquoise and zircon.)
  2. (countable) A crystal of zircon, sometimes used as a false gemstone.

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zircon m (plural zircons)

  1. zircon

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Romanian[edit]

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French zircon.

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zircon ?

  1. zircon