or Ma·ta·ra dia·mond
[ mah-ter-uh, mat-er-uh ]
/ ˈmɑ tər ə, ˈmæt ər ə /
a zircon heat-treated to render it colorless: not a true diamond.
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Origin of Matura diamond
First recorded in 1875–80; after Matura, town in Sri Lanka
Words nearby Matura diamond
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