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A quartz crystal.

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German Quarz, from Middle High German twarc, probably from a West Slavic language (compare Czech tvrdý(hard), Polish twardy(hard), Russian твёрдый(tvjórdyj, hard)), from Old Church Slavonic тврьдъ(tvrĭdŭ, firm), from Proto-Slavic *tvьrdъ.

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quartz ‎(countable and uncountable, plural quartzes)

  1. (mineralogy) The most abundant mineral on the earth's surface, of chemical composition silicon dioxide, SiO2. It occurs in a variety of forms, both crystalline and amorphous. Found in every environment.

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quartz m ‎(plural quartz)

  1. quartz

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