crocoisite

crocoite

[kroh-koh-ahyt, krok-oh-]
noun
a yellow, orange, or red mineral, lead chromate, PbCrO 4 , formed by replacement.
Also called crocoisite [kroh-koh-uh-zahyt, krok-oh-] .


Origin:
1835–45; < Greek krokó(eis) saffron-colored + -ite1; see crocus

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crocoite or crocoisite (ˈkrəʊkəʊˌaɪt, krəʊˈkəʊɪˌsaɪt, ˈkrəʊkwəˌsaɪt)
 
n
Also called: red-lead ore a rare orange secondary mineral consisting of lead chromate in monoclinic crystalline form. Formula: PbCrO4
 
[C19: from Greek krokoeis saffron-coloured, golden + -ite1]
 
crocoisite or crocoisite
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek krokoeis saffron-coloured, golden + -ite1]

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