Zircon Definition

zûrkŏn
zircons
noun
zircons
A light-colored, very hard mineral, zirconium silicate, ZrSiO4, an ore of zirconium: used as a gem when transparent.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
zirconium silicate

Other Word Forms of Zircon

Noun

Singular:
zircon
Plural:
zircons

Origin of Zircon

  • German Zirkon from Arabic siriqun from Greek surikon from Persian āzargūn fire color āzar fire (from Middle Persian ādur) (from Old Persian ātar āç-) (in Āçiyādiya fire-worship month āter- in Indo-European roots) -gūn color (from Middle Persian) (Avestan gaonəm hair, complexion (second sense unattested))

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Zirkon or French zircone, from Arabic زرقون (zarqÅ«n, “cinnabar, bright red"), from Persian زرگون (zargun) / زریون (zaryun), from Middle Persian 𐭦𐭫𐭢𐭥𐭭 (zargōn).

    From Wiktionary

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