cubic zirconia

[ zur-koh-nee-uh ]
/ zɜrˈkoʊ ni ə /

noun, plural cu·bic zir·co·ni·as.

an artificial crystal resembling a diamond in refraction, dispersion, hardness, and color, used in jewelry. Abbreviation: CZ

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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Sometimes cu·bic zir·co·ni·um [zur-koh-nee-uhm]. /zɜrˈkoʊ ni əm/.
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