Definition of zincite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈziNGˌkīt/


A rare deep red or orange-yellow mineral consisting chiefly of zinc oxide, occurring typically as granular or foliated masses.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: zinc·ite

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