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  • English Word Zinnia Definition Any plant of the composite genus Zinnia, Mexican herbs with opposite leaves and large gay-colored blossoms. Zinnia elegans is the commonest species in cultivation.
  • English Word Zinnwaldite Definition A kind of mica containing lithium, often associated with tin ore.
  • English Word Zinsang Definition The delundung.
  • English Word Zinziberaceous Definition Same as Zingiberaceous.
  • English Word Zion Definition A hill in Jerusalem, which, after the capture of that city by the Israelites, became the royal residence of David and his successors.
  • English Word Zion Definition Hence, the theocracy, or church of God.
  • English Word Zion Definition The heavenly Jerusalem; heaven.
  • English Word Ziphioid Definition See Xiphioid.
  • English Word Zirco- Definition A combining form (also used adjectively) designating zirconium as an element of certain double compounds; zircono-; as in zircofluoric acid, sodium zircofluoride.
  • English Word Zircofluoride Definition A double fluoride of zirconium and hydrogen, or some other positive element or radical; as, zircofluoride of sodium.
  • English Word Zircon Definition A mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals, usually of a brown or gray color. It consists of silica and zirconia. A red variety, used as a gem, is called hyacinth. Colorless, pale-yellow or smoky-brown varieties from Ceylon are called jargon.
  • English Word Zircona Definition Zirconia.
  • English Word Zirconate Definition A salt of zirconic acid.
  • English Word Zirconia Definition The oxide of zirconium, obtained as a white powder, and possessing both acid and basic properties. On account of its infusibility, and brilliant luminosity when incandescent, it is used as an ingredient of sticks for the Drummomd light.
  • English Word Zirconic Definition Pertaining to, containing, or resembling, zirconium; as, zirconic oxide; zirconic compounds.
  • English Word Zirconium Definition A rare element of the carbon-silicon group, intermediate between the metals and nonmetals, obtained from the mineral zircon as a dark sooty powder, or as a gray metallic crystalline substance. Symbol Zr. Atomic weight, 90.4.
  • English Word Zircono Definition See Zirco-.
  • English Word Zirconoid Definition A double eight-sided pyramid, a form common with tetragonal crystals; -- so called because this form often occurs in crystals of zircon.
  • English Word Zither Definition An instrument of music used in Austria and Germany. It has from thirty to forty wires strung across a shallow sounding-board, which lies horizontally on a table before the performer, who uses both hands in playing on it. [Not to be confounded with the old lute-shaped cittern, or cithern.]
  • English Word Zittern Definition See Cittern.
  • English Word Zizania Definition A genus of grasses including Indian rice. See Indian rice, under Rice.
  • English Word Zizel Definition The suslik.
  • English Word Zoa Definition of Zoon
  • English Word Zoanthacea Definition A suborder of Actinaria, including Zoanthus and allied genera, which are permanently attached by their bases.
  • English Word Zoantharia Definition Same as Anthozoa.
  • English Word Zoantharian Definition Of or pertaining to the Zoantharia.
  • English Word Zoantharian Definition One of the Anthozoa.
  • English Word Zoanthodeme Definition The zooids of a compound anthozoan, collectively.
  • English Word Zoanthoid Definition Of or pertaining to the Zoanthacea.
  • English Word Zoanthropy Definition A kind of monomania in which the patient believes himself transformed into one of the lower animals.