from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A red to yellow-orange zinc ore, ZnO.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See zinkite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) Native zinc oxide; a brittle, translucent mineral, of an orange-red color; -- called also red zinc ore, and red oxide of zinc.

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  • noun mineralogy A yellow, orange or dark-red mineral form of zinc oxide, often also containing small amounts of manganese, with a chemical formula (Zn,Mn2+)O, an important ore of zinc.


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  • They consist of willemite and zincite, together with large amounts of franklinite (an iron-manganese oxide) and silicates, in a pre-Cambrian white crystalline limestone near its contact with a coarse-grained granite-gneiss.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology 1915


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