crocoite

noun

croc·​o·​ite
ˈkräkəˌwīt
variants or crocoisite
ˈkräkwəˌzīt
plural -s
: a mineral PbCrO4 consisting of native lead chromate in monoclinic crystals

called also red lead ore

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Crocoite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crocoite. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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