plural -s
: 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

: an ore of zinc that occurs in New Jersey

Word History


German zinkit, from zink + -it -ite

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“Zincite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zincite. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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