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- n. A rare zirconium oxide mineral occurring in a variety of monoclinic prismatic crystal forms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Zirconium dioxid (ZrO2), occurring in tabular monoclinic crystals from yellow to brown or black in color: first found in the gem-sands of Rakwana. Ceylon, and later in Brazil (there called brazilite) and in Sweden.
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- n. a mineral consisting of zirconium oxide
After Joseph Baddeley, who described the original Sri Lankan find, + -ite. (Wiktionary)