crocoite

noun croc·o·ite \ˈkräkəˌwīt\
variants: or

crocoisite

\ˈkräkwəˌzīt\

Definition of crocoite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral PbCrO4 consisting of native lead chromate in monoclinic crystals —called also red lead ore

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Origin and Etymology of crocoite

crocoite from German krokoit, alteration of krokoisit; crocoisite from German krokoisit, from French crocoise (from Greek krokoeis saffron-colored, from krokos saffron) + German -it -ite — more at crocus


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