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[mass noun] A rare deep red or orange-yellow mineral consisting chiefly of zinc oxide, occurring typically as granular or foliated masses.
- ‘Despite its striking beauty, zincite remains a rare collector's item.’
- ‘They first analyzed zinc made from zincite and franklinite.’
Mid 19th century: from zinc + -ite.
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