zirconium silicate

Definitions of zirconium silicate
  1. noun
    a common mineral occurring in small crystals; chief source of zirconium; used as a refractory when opaque and as a gem when transparent
    synonyms: zircon
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    hyacinth, jacinth
    a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone
    jargon, jargoon
    a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
    type of:
    solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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