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zinc blende

Definition:

an ore that is the chief source of zinc; consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

zinc blendes

Type of:

mineral » material » substance » matter

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

indium | thallium

Synonyms:

blende | sphalerite

Etymology:

German, from blenden, to deceive (because it resembles lead ore), from Middle...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Sphalerite | marmatite | zinc blende | black-jack

a mineral that is the chief ore of zinc. It consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form but almost always contains variable iron. When iron content is high it's an opaque black variety, marmatite. It's usually found in association with galena,... (42 of 912 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sphalerite

Wiktionary:

sphalerite [mineralogy] | blende [synonym] | zinc blende [synonym] | sphalerites [plural]

A yellow, brown or black, sometimes red, green white or colorless mineral with cubic crystals, of a chemical formula (Zn,Fe)S. (20 of 45 words, 1 usage example, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sphalerite

Collins Dictionary:

sphalerite | zinc blende [synonym] | ZnS [chemical formula]

a yellow to brownish-black mineral consisting of zinc sulphide in cubic crystalline form with varying amounts of iron, manganese, cadmium, gallium, ... (21 of 207 words, pronunciations)

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

Merriam-Webster:

sphalerite | zinc blende

a mineral composed essentially of zinc sulfide that is the most important ore of zinc (15 of 53 words, pronunciation)

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

sphalerite | blende | zinc blende

The primary ore of zinc, occurring in usually yellow-brown or brownish-black crystals or cleavage masses, essentially ZnS with some cadmium, iron, and ... (22 of 48 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sphalerite

Oxford Dictionary:

sphalerite | zinc blende

a shiny mineral, yellow to dark brown or black in colour, consisting of zinc sulphide (15 of 46 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sphalerite

New World Dictionary:

sphalerite | zinc blende

a usually brownish mineral, (Zn,Fe)S, the chief ore of zinc; zinc iron sulfide (13 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sphalerite

Random House Dictionary:

sphalerite | zinc blende [minerals]

a very common mineral, zinc sulfide, ZnS, usually containing some iron and a little cadmium, occurring in yellow, brown, or black crystals or ... (23 of 42 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sphalerite

Columbia Encyclopedia:

sphalerite

mineral composed of zinc sulfide, usually containing some iron and a little cadmium. It occurs in crystals of the isometric system but more generally ... (24 of 87 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0846261​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

sphalerite [mineral] | Blende, or Zincblende [synonym]

zinc sulfide, the chief ore mineral of zinc. It's found associated with galena in most important lead-zinc deposits. The name sphalerite is derived ... (23 of 155 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/559551​/sphalerite

Macmillan British Dictionary:

mineral [countable] | minerals [plural]

a natural substance in the earth, for example coal, salt, gold, or diamonds | a natural substance in some foods that you need for good health, for ... (26 of 72 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

mineral [entry 1]

a valuable or useful chemical substance which is formed naturally in the ground | a chemical that your body needs to stay healthy (22 of 43 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mineral 1

mineral [entry 2, plural] | minerals

[British, outdated] cold sweet fizzy (with bubbles) drinks without alcohol (10 of 20 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mineral 2

mineral [entry 3]

being or consisting of a mineral or minerals (8 of 35 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mineral 3

Encarta Dictionary:

sphalerite | zinc blende [minerals]

a yellow or brownish zinc sulfide mineral. Use: source of zinc. (11 of 36 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861711601​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

blende

Origin: German, from blenden, to deceive (because it resembles lead ore), from Middle High German blenden, from Old High German ... (19 of 30 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blende

Oxford Dictionary:

blende

First use: late 17th century

Origin: German, from blenden "deceive" (so named because it often resembles galena, but is deceptive in that it yields no lead)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/blende

New World Dictionary:

blende

Origin: German blende from blenden, to blind, deceive (akin to "blend"): so named because it resembles galena, but contains no lead

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blende

Merriam-Webster:

blende

First use: about 1753

Origin: German, from blenden to deceive, literally, to blind, from Old High German blenten; akin to Old English blind

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

Collins Dictionary:

blende

First use: 17th century

Origin: German Blende, from blenden to deceive, blind; so called because it's easily mistaken for galena

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

Wiktionary:

blende [mineralogy] | blendes [plural] | blind | blinde

Origin: German Blende, from blenden ("deceive"), because it resembles galena.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blende

Encarta Dictionary:

blende

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: German blenden "deceive"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861591135​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

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Collins Dictionary:

blende

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the Free Dictionary:

blende

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

blende

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