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jargon (zirconium silicate)

Definition:

a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

jargons

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

jargoon

Etymology:

"unintelligible talk, gibberish", from Old French jargon "a chattering" (of...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of jargon...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Jargoon | jargon | jargounce | jacounce

name applied by gemologists to those zircons which are fine enough to be cut as gemstones, but are not of the red color which characterizes the hyacinth or jacinth. The word is related to Persian zargun. Some of the finest jargoons are green, others... (44 of 277 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Jargoon

Collins Dictionary:

jargoon | jargon

Same as "jargon" | [mineralogy, rare] a golden yellow, smoky, or colourless variety of zircon (14 of 201 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jargoon

New World Dictionary:

jargon | jargoon [sense-specific] | jargonistic [adjective, related]

incoherent speech; gibberish | a language or dialect unknown to one so that it seems incomprehensible or outlandish | a mixed or hybrid language or ... (23 of 104 words, 7 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jargon

Random House Dictionary:

jargon | jargoon [sense-specific] | pidgin [synonym, sense-specific]

the language, especially the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group. | unintelligible or meaningless talk or writing; ... (19 of 87 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/jargon

Oxford Dictionary:

jargon [entry 2] | jargoon

a translucent, colourless, or smoky gem variety of zircon (9 of 55 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/jargon--2

Merriam-Webster:

jargoon | jargon

a colorless, pale yellow, or smoky zircon (7 of 28 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/jargoon

Wiktionary:

jargoon | jargoons [plural] | jargon | jargounce [archaic] | jacounce [archaic]

A variety of zircon. (4 of 5 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/jargoon

Britannica Encyclopedia:

jargon [linguistics]

in colonial history, an unstable rudimentary hybrid language used as a means of communication between persons having no other language in common. ... (22 of 207 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/301405​/jargon

American Heritage Dictionary:

jargon | jargoned [past tense] | jargoning [present participle] | jargons [3rd-person singular present] | jargonist [noun, related] | jargoneer [noun, related] | jargonistic [adjective, related]

Nonsensical, incoherent, or meaningless talk. | A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. | The specialized or technical language of a trade, ... (20 of 72 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jargon

Columbia Encyclopedia:

jargon

pejorative term applied to speech or writing that is considered meaningless, unintelligible, or ugly. In one sense the term is applied to the special ... (24 of 66 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0826004​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

jargon [uncountable, showing disapproval]

special words and phrases that are only understood by people who do the same kind of work (17 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/jargon

Cambridge Dictionary:

jargon [disapproving]

special words and phrases which are used by particular groups of people, especially in their work (16 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/jargon

Encarta Dictionary:

jargon [entry 2] | jargoon

a colorless, pale, or smoky zircon (6 of 33 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622944​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

jargon

First use: mid-14th century

Origin: "unintelligible talk, gibberish", from Old French jargon "a chattering" (of birds), ultimately of echoic origin (compare Latin garrire ... (20 of 43 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=jargon

Collins Dictionary:

jargon | jargoon

First use: 14th century | 18th century

Origin: from Old French, perhaps of imitative origin; see gargle | from French, from Italian giargone, ultimately from Persian zargūn of the ... (24 of 28 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jargon

jargoon | jargon

First use: 18th century

Origin: from French, from Italian giargone, ultimately from Persian zargūn of the golden colour; see zircon

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jargoon

New World Dictionary:

jargon

Origin: Middle English from Middle French, a chattering (of birds): ultimately of echoic originally | French from Italian giargone from Arabic ... (19 of 22 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jargon

Wiktionary:

jargon | jargons [plural] | jargoned [past tense] | jargoning [present participle]

Origin: Old French jargon ("chatter, talk, language") | French, from Italian giargone, from Persian زر گون (zar gun, "gold-colored").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/jargon

jargoon | jargoons [plural] | jargon | jargounce [archaic] | jacounce [archaic]

Origin: French, from Italian giargone, from Persian زر گون (zar gun, "gold-colored").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/jargoon

American Heritage Dictionary:

jargon | jargoned [past tense] | jargoning [present participle] | jargons [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English jargoun, from Old French jargon, probably of imitative origin.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jargon

Oxford Dictionary:

jargon [entry 1]

Origin: late Middle English (originally in the sense "twittering, chattering", later "gibberish"): from Old French jargoun, of unknown origin. The main ... (20 of 27 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/jargon

jargon [entry 2] | jargoon

First use: mid 18th century

Origin: French, from Italian giargone; probably ultimately related to "zircon"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/jargon--2

Merriam-Webster:

jargon [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French jargun, gargon

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/jargon

jargoon | jargon

First use: 1769

Origin: French jargon

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/jargoon

zircon

First use: 1794

Origin: German

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/zircon

Encarta Dictionary:

jargon [entry 1] | jargons [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French jargoun

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622945​/definition​.html  [offline]

jargon [entry 2]

First use: Mid-18th century

Origin: French from Italian giargone from Persian zargūn "gold-colored"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622944​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

jargon | jargoon

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "jargon"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "jargon"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jargon

jargoon | jargon

Audio: British English pronunciation of "jargoon"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jargoon

Macmillan British Dictionary:

jargon [uncountable, showing disapproval]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "jargon"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/jargon

Macmillan American Dictionary:

jargon [uncountable, showing disapproval]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jargon"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/jargon

Cambridge Dictionary:

jargon [disapproving]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "jargon"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "jargon"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/jargon

the Free Dictionary:

jargon

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "jargon"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "jargon"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "jargon" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/jargon

jargoon

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "jargoon"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "jargoon"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/jargoon

Google Dictionary:

jargon | jargons [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "jargon"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

jargon

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jargon"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=jargon​01 word=jargon

jargon

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jargon"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=jargoo​02 word=jargon

jargoon

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jargoon"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=jargoo​01 word=jargoon

YourDictionary Audio:

jargon

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "jargon" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jargon

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