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zircon (n.)

1794, circon, also jargon, new name given in chemistry to jacinth, from German Zirkon (Klaproth, 1789), which probably is from 18c. French jargon, a vague mineral word used of high-quality diamond-like gemstones; it has been traced to Medieval Latin jargonce, which is of uncertain origin. Compare Italian giargone, from the same source.

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Definitions of zircon

zircon (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: zirconium silicate
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