limonite

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noun li·mo·nite \ˈlī-mə-ˌnīt\

Definition of limonite

  1. :  a native hydrous ferric oxide of variable composition that is an ore of iron

limonitic

play \ˌlī-mə-ˈni-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of limonite

German Limonit, from Greek leimōn wet meadow; akin to Greek limnē pool


First Known Use: 1823


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