siderite

noun (1)
sid·​er·​ite | \ ˈsi-də-ˌrīt How to pronounce siderite (audio) \

Definition of siderite

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a native ferrous carbonate FeCO3 that is a valuable iron ore

siderite

noun (2)

Definition of siderite (Entry 2 of 2)

: a nickel-iron meteorite

First Known Use of siderite

Noun (1)

1850, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for siderite

Noun (1)

German Siderit, from Greek sidēros iron

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