croc·​o·​ite | \ ˈkräkəˌwīt \
variants: or crocoisite \ ˈkräkwəˌzīt \
plural -s

Definition of crocoite

: a mineral PbCrO4 consisting of native lead chromate in monoclinic crystals

called also red lead ore

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Crocoite.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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