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zinc oxide
  • n  oxide of zinc; a white powder used as a pigment or in cosmetics or glass or inks and in zinc ointment
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zinc sulfate
  • n  a colorless water-soluble powder; used as a mordant or to preserve wood or for the electrodeposition of zinc
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zinc sulfide
  • n  a yellow to white crystalline fluorescent compound that occurs naturally as sphalerite or wurtzite and is used as a luminous pigment
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zinc sulphate
  • n  a colorless water-soluble powder; used as a mordant or to preserve wood or for the electrodeposition of zinc
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zinc sulphide
  • n  a yellow to white crystalline fluorescent compound that occurs naturally as sphalerite or wurtzite and is used as a luminous pigment
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zinc vitriol
  • n  a colorless water-soluble powder; used as a mordant or to preserve wood or for the electrodeposition of zinc
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zinc white
  • n  a white pigment used in house paints; consists of zinc oxide
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zinfandel
  • n  small black grape grown chiefly in California; transplanted from Europe
  • n  dry fruity red wine from California
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zing
  • n  a brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound
    the zing of the passing bullet
  • n  the activeness of an energetic personality
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zinger
  • n  a striking or amusing or caustic remark
    he always greeted me with a new zinger
    she tried to think of some killer of an argument, a real zinger that would disarm all opposition
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zingiber
  • n  tropical Asiatic and Polynesian perennial plants: ginger
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zingiber officinale
  • n  tropical Asian plant widely cultivated for its pungent root; source of gingerroot and powdered ginger
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zingiberaceae
  • n  a family of tropical monocotyledonous plants of order Musales
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zinjanthropus
  • n  genus to which Australopithecus boisei was formerly assigned
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zinkenite
  • n  a steel grey metallic mineral (a sulphide of lead and antimony)
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zinnemann
  • n  United States filmmaker (born in Austria) (1907-1997)
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zinnia
  • n  any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads
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zinnia acerosa
  • n  subshrub with slender woolly stems and long narrow leaves and flower heads with white rays; southern United States and northern Mexico
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zinnia grandiflora
  • n  subshrub having short leafy stems and numerous small flower heads with nearly round yellow-orange rays; Arizona south to Mexico and east to Kansas
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