cubic zirconia

noun
variants: or less commonly cubic zirconium

Definition of cubic zirconia 

: a synthetic gemstone of zirconia resembling a diamond

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Should Justify be scratched, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown could be downgraded from a diamond to cubic zirconia. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "When favorites like Justify win, so does everyone else involved," 7 May 2018 But the aboveground versions are not imitation diamonds, like cubic zirconia or moissanite. Paul Sullivan, New York Times, "A Battle Over Diamonds: Made by Nature or in a Lab?," 9 Feb. 2018 Jewelry made of fool’s gold and cubic zirconia. ... Nick Canepa, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres still trying to find their identity as they look to future," 16 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of cubic zirconia

1979, in the meaning defined above

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cubic yard

cubic zirconia

cubiform

cubism

cubit

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