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limonite definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a widely occurring iron oxide ore; a mixture of goethite and hematite and lepidocrocite

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: German Limonit, from Greek leim?n wet meadow; akin to Greek limn? pool Date: 1823 a native hydrous ferric oxide of variable composition that is an ore of iron limonitic adjective

Britannica Concise

One of the major iron minerals, a hydrous ferric oxide of variable composition. Often brown and earthy, it is formed by alteration of other iron minerals, such as the hydration of hematite or the oxidation and hydration of siderite or pyrite.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Limonite Li"mon*ite (l[imac]"m[o^]n*[imac]t), n. [Gr. leimw`n any moist grassy place, a meadow : cf. F. limonite, G. limonit.] (Min.) Hydrous sesquioxide of iron, an important ore of iron, occurring in stalactitic, mammillary, or earthy forms, of a dark brown color, and yellowish brown powder. It includes bog iron. Also called brown hematite.



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