plural -s
: a mineral (Ca,Fe,Mn,Na)2(Sb,Ti)2O6(O,OH,F) consisting of a hyacinth or honey yellow oxide of calcium, iron, manganese, sodium, antimony, and titanium related to bindheimite and occurring in minute octahedrons

Word History


modification (influenced by -ite) of French roméine, from Jean B. L. Romé de Lisle + French -ine

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of romeite was in 1849

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“Romeite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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