Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

chromite

play
noun chro·mite \ˈkrō-ˌmīt\

Definition of chromite

  1. 1 :  a black mineral that consists of an oxide of iron and chromium and is the only chromium ore

  2. 2 :  an oxide of divalent chromium



Origin of chromite

German Chromit, from chrom-


First Known Use: 1799


Learn More about chromite


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chromite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders duvet spindrift pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ