HyperDic: zircon

English > 1 sense of the word zircon:
NOUNsubstancezircon, zirconium silicatea common mineral occurring in small crystals
zircon > pronunciation
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English > zircon: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA common mineral occurring in small crystals; chief source of zirconium; used as a refractory when opaque and as a gem when transparent.
Synonymzirconium silicate
Narrowerhyacinth, jacinthA red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone
jargoon, jargonA colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
BroadermineralSolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Substanceszirconium, Zr, atomic number 40A lustrous grey strong metallic element resembling titanium
Spanishcircón, silicato de circonio, zircón

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