zincite

noun zinc·ite \ˈziŋˌkīt\

Definition of zincite

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a brittle deep-red to orange-yellow hexagonal mineral ZnO consisting of zinc oxide that occurs in massive or granular form (hardness 4–4.5, specific gravity 5.43–5.7) —called also red oxide of zinc, red zinc ore

  2. 2 :  an ore of zinc that occurs in New Jersey

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Origin and Etymology of zincite

German zinkit, from zink + -it -ite


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