zirconium silicate

Definitions of zirconium silicate
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n 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
Types:
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:
mineral
solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition

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