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Jun 7, 2013
This week's theme
Words that appear to be misspellings

This week's words
calyculus
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jargoon

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jargoon

PRONUNCIATION:
(jahr-GOON)

MEANING:
noun: A colorless, pale yellow, or smoky variety of zircon.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French jargon, from Italian giargone, from Persian zargun (golden). Earliest documented use: 1769.

USAGE:
"The genial jeweler then suggested white jargoon."
P.G. Wodehouse; The Intrusion of Jimmy; W.J. Watt and Co.; 1910.

See more usage examples of jargoon in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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