Definitions for: 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



Webster (1913) Definition: Zir"con, n. [F., the same word as jargon. See Jargon
a variety of zircon.] (Min.)
A mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals, usually of a
brown or gray color. It consists of silica and zirconia. A
red variety, used as a gem, is called hyacinth. Colorless,
pale-yellow or smoky-brown varieties from Ceylon are called
jargon.



Zircon syenite, a coarse-grained syenite containing zircon
crystals and often also el[ae]olite. It is largely
developed in Southern Norway.

Synonyms: zirconium silicate

See Also: atomic number 40, hyacinth, jacinth, jargon, jargoon, mineral, zirconium, Zr

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