cubic zirconia

[zur-koh-nee-uh]
noun, plural cubic zirconias.
an artificial crystal resembling a diamond in refraction, dispersion, hardness, and color, used in jewelry. Abbreviation: CZ
Sometimes, cubic zirconium [zur-koh-nee-uhm] .
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