rhodochrosite

noun
rho·​do·​chro·​site | \ˌrō-də-ˈkrō-ˌsīt \

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rhodochrosite

Share rhodochrosite

Statistics for rhodochrosite

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for rhodochrosite

The first known use of rhodochrosite was in 1823

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on rhodochrosite

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about rhodochrosite

Comments on rhodochrosite

What made you want to look up rhodochrosite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

something that serves to warn or remind

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!