Definition of zincite in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈzɪŋkʌɪt


[mass noun]
  • A rare deep red or orange-yellow mineral consisting chiefly of zinc oxide, occurring typically as granular or foliated masses.
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    • They first analyzed zinc made from zincite and franklinite.
    • Despite its striking beauty, zincite remains a rare collector's item.


mid 19th century: from zinc + -ite1.

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