zircon

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See also: zircón

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From German Zirkon, possibly via French zircon, formed in the 1780s from Arabic زَرْقُون(zarqūn). Doublet of jargoon.

Noun[edit]

zircon (countable and uncountable, plural zircons)

  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”, in American Scientist[1], 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.
    • 1982, “The Message”, performed by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five:
      A zircon princess, seemed to lost her senses

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Zirkon, formed in the 1780s from Arabic زَرْقُون(zarqūn). Doublet of jargon.

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zircon m (plural zircons)

  1. zircon

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Friulian[edit]

Noun[edit]

zircon m (plural zircons)

  1. zircon

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French zircon.

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zircon n (uncountable)

  1. zircon

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