noun li·mo·nite \ˈlī-mə-ˌnīt\

Definition of LIMONITE

:  a native hydrous ferric oxide of variable composition that is an ore of iron
li·mo·nit·ic \ˌlī-mə-ˈni-tik\ adjective

Origin of LIMONITE

German Limonit, from Greek leimōn wet meadow; akin to Greek limnē pool
First Known Use: 1823


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