Definition of zincite
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 : 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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