rhodochrosite

noun
rho·​do·​chro·​site | \ ˌrō-də-ˈkrō-ˌsīt How to pronounce rhodochrosite (audio) \

Definition of rhodochrosite

: a rose-red mineral consisting essentially of manganese carbonate

First Known Use of rhodochrosite

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhodochrosite

German Rhodocrosit, from Greek rhodochrōs rose-colored, from rhod- + chrōs color — more at chromatic

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