Definition of crocoite
: 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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