Silicone Valley etymology

English word Silicone Valley comes from English Silicon Valley, English silicone

Detailed word origin of Silicone Valley

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Silicon Valley English (eng) (informal) Originally, the region of the San Francisco Bay Area in which there are a high number of industries producing silicon chips; later extended to mean the entire concentration of high-tech businesses in this area.
silicone English (eng) (chemistry) Any of a class of inert, semi-inorganic polymeric compounds (polysiloxanes), that have a wide range of thermal stability and extreme water repellence, used in a very wide range of industrial applications, and in prosthetic replacements for body parts.
Silicone Valley English (eng) (slang) The porn industry of San Fernando Valley.

Words with the same origin as Silicone Valley

Descendants of Silicon Valley
Silicon Savannah
Descendants of silicone
Silastic siliconize