zircon

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noun zir·con \ˈzər-ˌkän, -kən\

Definition of zircon

  1. :  a tetragonal mineral consisting of a silicate of zirconium and occurring usually in brown or grayish square prisms of adamantine luster or sometimes in transparent forms which are used as gems

Origin and Etymology of zircon

German


First Known Use: 1794



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